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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood)
Height: 8 to 40 ft. (tree)
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  3 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
Date:  4/19/2003
Notes: Red berries.
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist