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Flowering Dogwood

Flowering DogwoodCornus FloridaPresented by Torie Ramlose

Fig [1]ClassificationKingdomSubkingdomSuperdivisionDivisionClassSubclassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies

Plantae (plants)Tracheobionta (vascular plants)Spermatophvta (seed plants)Magnoliophyta (flowering plants)Magnoliopsida (dicotyledons)RosidaeCornalesCornaceae (dogwood family)Cornus L. (dogwood)Cornus florida L. (flowering dogwood)

Text [1] Shape, Form, & TypeThe flowering dogwood can grow to be 9 meters tall and 10.7 meters wide although most are 4.6 meters tall and 4-6 meters across.It has a shorter trunk and its branches overlap creating a bushy canap.Text [1], Fig [2]

Figure #1BarkThe bark is separated into small squares.The wood is very had beneath the bark.Text [1&2], Fig [1]

Figure #2TwigFig [1]

Figure #3The twigs are slender and spout out from the many branches of the dogwood.LeafIts leaves are:GreenOppositeUp to 15cm in lengthColor changing in autumn (red and purple)Text [1], Fig [1]

Figure #4Bud

Text [2], Fig [1]Figure #5Buds form in the middle of April, and the bracts begin to emerge in only a few days.Flower

The flower consists of 4 white petals with a cleft at the tip and the yellow flowers centered in its middle.Text [1], Fig [2]Figure #6Fruit

Text [1&3], Fig [2] Squirrels and birds enjoy eating the fruit.People can also eat the fruit because it is not poisonous.The taste is compared to that of a melon.Figure #7UsesDogwoods are used to make landscapes more beautiful.They are also used to provide shade.In medicine, flowering dogwoods are used in treating fevers and mouth problems. People chewed on the twigs in order to whiten their teeth. Tea was made from the bark that was said to reduce fevers.The red dye was used to color porcupine needles by tribesmen.

Text [1], Fig [4]

Figure #10Habitat & RangeThey are most common in fertile, moist areas.They can also be found in hardwood forests and on the edges of pine forests.In the North, dogwoods do better in full sun, but they do better with shade in the South.Text [1], Fig [3]

Figure #8Works CitedCook, W. (n.d.). [Various parts] [Photographs]. Retrieved from[Flower, fruit, tree] [Photograph]. (2003). Retrieved from cornus_f.cfm Range. Retrieved from[Tea cup][photograph]. (February,25 2010) Washington monthly. Retrieved from, S. (2008, March 10). Cornus florida. In Floridata. Retrieved June 23, 2010, from Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida).Retrieved June 24, 2010 from (2006, June 24). United States National Arboretum. Retrieved June 24, 2010, from