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Northwest Missouri State University


Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia

Native: New Brunswick to Minnesota. Leaves: Alternate,- crowded near ends of twigs, appear whorled, simple, elliptic-ovate, 2 to 5" long, 1 to 21 /2" wide. 15 to 25' in height, possibly 1 1/2 times in spread. Flowers: Yellowish white, sickeningly fragrant. Fruit:: Drupe, bluish black, bloomy, 1/4 to 1/3" across; fruit changing green to red to blue-black at maturity.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.004 W94 53.255

Trail Number: C31

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