Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in dry to moist forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
4 white or pink bracts surround a cluster of yellowish flowers
Bisexual
4-merous
4 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cornus florida   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus florida   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 142-01-001:
Cornus florida   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cynoxylon floridum

SYNONYMOUS WITH New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011)
Benthamidia florida

 

COMMON NAME:
Flowering Dogwood