Eastern flowering dogwood

Silhouette - eastern flowering dogwood
  • Latin name: Cornus florida L.
  • French name: Cornouiller fleuri
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 27806
  • NA5 , C6
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - eastern flowering dogwood

Autumn colour

  • Red

Buds

Form

  • Terminal bud present

Flowers

  • Central flower cluster and floral bracts - eastern flowering dogwood

Form

  • Dense clusters (cymes)
  • Surrounded by sterile bracts
  • Floral bracts broad, round-tipped or notched, usually 4, forming a “flower” 

Width

  • 5–6 cm

Structure

  • Synoecious

Floral timing

  • Before the leaves in early spring

Fruits

  • Fruit (left); fruit cluster (right) - eastern flowering dogwood

Form

  • Clusters of a few separate fruits

Colour

  • Red

Structure

  • Drupe

Bark

Form

  • Rough, breaking into quadrangular plates

Size

Height

  • To 10 m

Diameter

  • To 20 cm

Range

Southern Ontario, deciduous forests of eastern North America 

COSEWIC Status

Endangered

Photos
  • Eastern flowering dogwood
  • Eastern flowering dogwood
  • Eastern flowering dogwood
  • Eastern flowering dogwood
Distribution map
Distribution map - eastern flowering dogwood
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