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Flowering Dogwood Fact Sheet

Family:  Cornaceae - Dogwood family
Latin name:  Cornus florida
Common name:  Flowering dogwood
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State Distributional Map for Cornus florida L.
 Native range of Cornus florida in North America, USA, NRCS Plants Database


Line drawing of flower and fruit of Cornus florida - Flowering dogwood.- click on drawing to view larger image.

Line Drawing of Cornus florida L.This image is not copyrighted and may be freely used for any purpose. Please credit the artist, original publication if applicable, and the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. The following format is suggested and will be appreciated:

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 664.


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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