Clusters where drupes will start to develop are present. Arcuate veination on leaves. Alligator Bark.
Outside Visitors Center at Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center
15 foot tall tree
Leaves opposite, simple, entire, with reddish veins, especially on underside
Flowers in inflorescence with showy pink bracts at twig terminus with 4-5 long green bracts below
Flowers not yet opened
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. In Ontario, this tree species has been assessed and is now listed as endangered.