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Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

Description:

A spectacular, native, flowering tree that has gorgeous white and pink spring blooms. You can see in the third photo how the tree grows nearly horizontal.

Habitat:

Spotted growing at the start of a nature trail in a mixed, swampy forest.

Notes:

The hardwood is very shock resistant and is often used to make pulleys, mallet heads, weaving shuttles, and spools.

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2018
Submitted on May 12, 2018

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