West of CVCA
Approx 13 feet
shiny green leaves, simple leaves, smooth, smooth bark
I found this leaf in my backyard near a wooded area. It was by itself and had little leaves on the tree. The leaf was about an inch.
In someones front yard
Height- 20 feet
Main veins start at base of the leaf at one central point
Alternate vein arrangement
Leaf type- Simple
Has no teeth
The bark on the tree was a good indication with the blocky bark some would say it looks like alligator skin. Simple, opposite leaves, blades ovate, the bases were rounded. The fruit is a drupe and at the date of collection it was bright shiny red. Most of the drupes were in clusters of at least three.
This small bush was found in a partly sunny habitat in Hudson OH. The bush was small, approximately 3.5 feet tall. This bush had simple leaves growing in an opposite pattern, the leaves are green with a prominent red tint. The leaves are small, ranging from 2.5 inches to 5 inches. The leaves have a very fine serrated margin. The bush does not have nuts or fruit, but it does blossom with small white flowers.
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.