Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Flowering dogwood
Cornus florida
Location: Back yard, south edge, midway
Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood, syn. Benthamidia florida (L.) Spach) is a species of dogwood native to eastern North America, from southern Maine west to southern Ontario and eastern Kansas, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas and also in Illinois, with a disjunct population in eastern Mexico in Nuevo León and Veracruz.
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Genus: Cornus (dogwood)
Family: Cornaceae (dogwood family)
Order: Cornales (cornales)
Class: Eudicots (Non-magnoliid dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)