A cascade of green dogwood

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Cascading boughs of delicate green flowers mark the dogwood. The simple, four-leaf design overwhelms the tiny cluster of flowers in the center. We also have pink dogwood but the green is by far the most common.

Dogwood: Cornus

Only two varieties are native to the Northwest:

Pacific dogwood: grows as a tree; has large, showy "petals" surrounding each flower; branches loop between leaf clusters; fruits are orange to red.

Western dogwood: grows only as a shrub; does not have large, showy petals surrounding each flower; branches are straight; fruits are white (will not be further described here). 

Source and more information HERE 


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