Flowering Dogwood | The Cove Forest

Flowering Dogwood Tree
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(Cornus florida)

This small understory tree of forests is also widely planted in residential areas. In spring, clusters of small greenish flowers surrounded by four large white petal-like bracts are produced. The flowers develop into brigh red berries in teh fall. The berries are an important food source for a variety of wildlife, especially birds. Unfortunately, Flowering Dogwoods are becoming much less commmong due to a parasistic fungus know as anthranose.