Common Name: Flowering Dogwood
Scientific Name: Cornus florida
Habitat: Forest edges, Woodlands, Meadows
Height: Up to 25 feet
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Moist, Well drained
Description: Flowering Dogwood is a native deciduous flowering tree that can be identified in the spring by its four-petaled white or pink flowers and in the summer and fall by its simple, opposite, ovate leaves. Flowering Dogwood is an understory tree that can grow up to 25 feet tall and attracts many native pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and birds. These photos of a Flowering Dogwood Tree were taken in the Native Grass Meadow at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.