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Cornus Florida. Flowering Dogwood. Presented by Torie Ramlose. Fig [1]. Classification. Kingdom Subkingdom Superdivision Division Class Subclass Order Family Genus Species. Plantae (plants) Tracheobionta (vascular plants) Spermatophvta (seed plants)

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cornus florida
Cornus Florida

Flowering Dogwood

Presented by TorieRamlose

Fig [1]

classification
Classification
  • Kingdom
  • Subkingdom
  • Superdivision
  • Division
  • Class
  • Subclass
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species

Plantae (plants)

Tracheobionta (vascular plants)

Spermatophvta (seed plants)

Magnoliophyta (flowering plants)

Magnoliopsida (dicotyledons)

Rosidae

Cornales

Cornaceae (dogwood family)

Cornus L. (dogwood)

Cornusflorida L. (flowering dogwood)

Text [1]

shape form type
Shape, Form, & Type
  • The flowering dogwood can grow to be 9 meters tall and 10.7 meters wide although most are 4.6 meters tall and 4-6 meters across.
  • It has a shorter trunk and it’s branches overlap creating a bushy canapé.

Figure #1

Text [1], Fig [2]

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Bark
  • The bark is separated into small squares.
  • The wood is very had beneath the bark.

Figure #2

Text [1&2], Fig [1]

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Twig

The twigs are slender and spout out from the many branches of the dogwood.

Figure #3

Fig [1]

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Leaf

Its leaves are:

  • Green
  • Opposite
  • Up to 15cm in length
  • Color changing in autumn (red and purple)

Figure #4

Text [1], Fig [1]

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Bud

Buds form in the middle of April, and the bracts begin to emerge in only a few days.

Figure #5

Text [2], Fig [1]

flower
Flower

The flower consists of 4 white petals with a cleft at the tip and the yellow flowers centered in its middle.

Figure #6

Text [1], Fig [2]

fruit
Fruit
  • Squirrels and birds enjoy eating the fruit.
  • People can also eat the fruit because it is not poisonous.
  • The taste is compared to that of a melon.

Figure #7

Text [1&3], Fig [2]

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Uses
  • Dogwoods are used to make landscapes more beautiful.
  • They are also used to provide shade.
  • In medicine, flowering dogwoods are used in treating fevers and mouth problems. People chewed on the twigs in order to whiten their teeth. Tea was made from the bark that was said to reduce fevers.
  • The red dye was used to color porcupine needles by tribesmen.

Figure #10

Text [1], Fig [4]

habitat range
Habitat & Range
  • They are most common in fertile, moist areas.
  • They can also be found in hardwood forests and on the edges of pine forests.
  • In the North, dogwoods do better in full sun, but they do better with shade in the South.

Figure #8

Text [1], Fig [3]

works cited
Works Cited

Text

Christman, S. (2008, March 10). Cornusflorida. In Floridata. Retrieved June 23,      2010, from http://www.floridata.com/ref/c/cornus_f.cfm

Flowering Dogwood (Cornusflorida).Retrieved June 24, 2010 from

http://www.all-creatures.org/pica/ftshl-dogwood.html

(2006, June 24). United States National Arboretum. Retrieved June 24, 2010,

from http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/dogwoodfaq2.html

  • Cook, W. (n.d.). [Various parts] [Photographs]. Retrieved from http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/cofl.html
  • [Flower, fruit, tree] [Photograph]. (2003). Retrieved from http://www.floridata.com/ref/c/      cornus_f.cfm
  • Range. Retrieved from http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=COFL2
  • [Tea cup][photograph]. (February,25 2010) Washington monthly. Retrieved from

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/blog/party_on_1.php?page=all&print=true

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