Flowering Dogwood

Common Name: Flowering Dogwood

Scientific Name: Cornus florida

Family: Cornaceae

Type: Deciduous

Habitat: Forest edges, Woodlands, Meadows

Native: Yes

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.