Dogwood Flowers

Dogwood (Western Flowering) Cornus nuttalli

Wild. Natural. Dogwood Family. Small forest tree. Grows only in the southwest corner of BC.
Grows to 40’ tall. Often shrubby. Branches grow in a wavy fashion.
Leaves 2-3” long, simple, in clusters of four or more, turn deep red in fall.
Flowers: Flower is our provincial emblem, greenish-white heads each surrounded by four – seven showy, white petal-like pointed bracts. Blooms in May, sometimes in September. At blossom time it will “bleed” to death if too many twigs are picked, hence it is protected by law.
Fruit: bright red berries in a tight cluster attract many birds in late summer and fall.
At one time skewers or ‘dags’ were made from the wood, its common name has been popularized from its old name ‘dagwood.’
Means: durability

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2 Responses to Dogwood Flowers

  1. hernibs says:

    Correction: Dogwood do grow in cooler climates throughout North America. So maybe you could try one
    in a tub in your back yard. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lovealways7 says:

    I need one of those in my backyard😁

    Liked by 1 person


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