|The Flowering Dogwood Tree at Bull Shoal Lake in March|
The Alternate leaf Dogwood - Cornus alternifolia
The Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida and
The Black Gum Tree- Nyssa sylvatica
You can tell these are all the same family for they all have some common characteristics, like:
Bark with little blocky square-like parts,
Usually opposite or whorled leaves,
conspicuous veins in the leaves that run upwards,
the flowers are small and in a cluster,
and the fruit is a drupe.
The Dogwood is blooming this week in Arkansas. I was happy to get to see many flowering dogwoods this week at Bull Shoals lake and also at Norfork lake near Mountain Home, Arkansas. I wish you all many beautiful Dogwood tree viewings this spring while the flowers are on the trees.
|The Flowering Dogwood in March at Norfork Lake|
|The Bark of the Black Gum Tree.|