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Flowering Dogwood

Cornus nuttallii

Description:

Leaves are simple, opposite and entire with parallel veins. Inflorescence comprised of small, inconspicuous flowers in a rounded cluster on display centering larger showy whitish bracts that make the whole thing look like a single flower. Grows to 20 m tall.

Habitat:

In the greenbelt around my house.

Notes:

The Inflorescences of bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) look pretty much identical to these but bloom on a small herbaceous plant and so are also known as dwarf dogwood.

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AngelChandler
Spotted by
AngelChandler

Olympia, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

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