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Dogwood - Cornus florida
Indians once used the aromatic bark and roots as a remedy for malaria and extracted a red dye from the roots. TREES
The Chippewa used dogwood to make an eye medicine Indigenous Plants & Native Uses in the Northeast
Wood of this tree used for textile weaving shuttles PA DCNR
The dogwood is the host plant for these butterflies:
Flowering Dogwood is a beautiful landscape specimen. It is a low height tree with a horizontal spreading habit. It is a good choice for planting under electric wires. In the spring, they are covered with white or pink flowers.
It gets red berries which are favored as food by many birds and small mammals. Wildaboutgardening.org
Flowering dogwood fruit is eaten by: blue jays, bluebirds, brown thrashers, cardinals, catbirds, cedar waxwings, kingbirds, mockingbirds, purple finches, tanagers, thrushes, towhees, woodpeckers.
What tree is it? off site
Angiosperm families off site
Blooming Dogwood tree
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