Piney Hill Park, east of Ore City, Texas.
Collected with Elizabeth Rosenauer (before she became my wife!)
approximately 4 m tall tree with blocky/checkered bark. Elliptical to ovate leaves with crenate margins and an acuminate tip. Oppositely arranged leaves with short petioles. Red, pea-sized fruits present (inferior ovary)
Medium tree (approx. 6 m tall), leaves entire with arcuate venation, bark blocky. Next year's flower buds present.
Fruit is bright red cluster of drupes, smooth bark on a skinny trunk with over hanging limbs, leaves with pinnate venation turning a scarlet color in the fall.
Tree approximately 10+ meters tall, leaf color already changing. Fruits occurring in many small clusters, tree is right off of road at beginning of bluff trail.
Small tree, fruit red drupes, opposite, simple, ovate leaves, field edge
Identified via veins that curve to margins, opposite leaf arrangement and ripe, red drupes arranged in cluster. Leaves were red, experiencing fall color change.
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cornaceae native to eastern North America, from southern Maine west to southern Ontario, Illinois, and eastern Kansas, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas, with a disjunct population in Nuevo León and Veracruz in eastern Mexico.