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The Flowering Dogwood

flowering dogwood

Front Cover - David Scott of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) provided this year’s cover photo. The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a common native flowering tree in the eastern United States, with colorful cultivars favored for landscaping by homeowners. This tree grows to around 30 feet in height and shows truly beautiful displays throughout the year. White and pink flower-like bracts dominate its branches during March and April, and bright red berries appear with the approach of fall. Its leaves are bright green but turn to a vibrant red during fall. The beautiful white display of the dogwood is one of the first signs of spring in the pine and hardwood forests at SRS.


 

 


 
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