Scientific Name: Cornus florida
Common Names: Flowering Dogwood
Dogwood blossoms herald spring throughout much of East Texas. The small, graceful trees often grow beneath towering pines (softwoods) and hardwoods. Spring Dogwood Trails are scheduled at Palestine, Woodville, Tyler, and Quitman, Texas.
Flowering Dogwood is one of the most beautiful eastern North American trees with showy early spring flowers, red fruit, and scarlet autumn foliage. The hard wood is extremely shock-resistant and useful for making weaving-shuttles. It is also made into spools, small pulleys, mallet heads, and jewelers blocks. Indians used the aromatic bark and roots as a remedy for malaria and extracted a red dye from the roots.
Bloom Color(s): white, pink
Foliage Color(s): Green
Plant Height: 20 - 40 ft.
Leaf Retention: deciduous
Bloom Period: March to October
Plant Family: Cornaceae
Growth Habit: Tree,Shrub
Sightings: Alden Bridge, Branch Xing, Crownridge
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