Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Now that spring is really here, every scrawny twig in the woody corner of our yard has turned out to be a dogwood, and every bush is an azalea. We have a pair of dogwoods next to the front walk, and this one by the creek, besides all the little ones in the corner.

They also come in pink.

We don't have any pink ones in our yard. This photo was from our visit to the Duke Gardens.

According to mom, the dogwood represents the Easter story. The bracts are in a cross shape, and the cluster of flowers inside represents the crown of thorns.

1. Poison ivy
2. Virginia creeper
3. Wild blackberry
4. Lamb's Ear
5. Great laurel
6. Fireworks Goldenrod
7. Orange Jewelweed
8. Blue Anise Sage
9. Sage
10. Greek oregano
11. Rosemary
12. Azalea
13. Stilt grass
14. Crocus
15. Daffodil
16. Hyacinth
17. Camellia
18. Little Sweet Betsy
19. Tulip
20. Andromeda
21. Redbud
22. Dogwood

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