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Flowering Dogwood Fact Sheet

Family:  Cornaceae - Dogwood family
Latin name:  Cornus florida
Common name:  Flowering dogwood
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Additional photos and drawings (from USDA)



Source for classification list: USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Source for content information: Silvics of North America - http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/table_of_contents.shtm

All photos taken at Morton Arboretum, Lisle Illinois. The Morton Arboretum catalog lists 99 individual Flowering dogwood trees.

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