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Northwest Missouri State University

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

Native. Leaves opposite and simple, 3-6 inches long. Scarlet color in fall. Small green and white flowers surrounded by petal-like bracts. They later bear small bright red fruit clusters. Flower buds indentifiable on winter twigs. Mature bark is black and brown scaly blocks. Used as ornamental trees. 15-40 feet in height.

GIS coordinate: N40 20.983 W94 52.890

Trail Number: G24

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Leaf - Flowering Dogwood

Summer - Flowering Dogwood

Summer '08 - Flowering Dogwood