A deciduous shrub or small tree frequently found in wet hammocks and floodplain forests throughout nearly the entire state The range extends throughout the southeastern United States, west into Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, north into Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.
Growing to 8 m (26 ft.) tall, with opposite, simple lanceolate to elliptic leaves with entire, but wavy, margins. Small cream colored flowers are borne in clusters 3-7 cm (1-1/8 to 3-1/4 in.) across, typically between April and June. The fruit is a globular, blue drupe 4-6 mm (slightly less than 1/4 in.) in diameter.
More swamp dogwood flower photos can be seen on the flower fly page.
Cornus foemina is a member of the Cornaceae - Dogwood family.
Other species of the Cornus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
View Cornus florida - FLOWERING DOGWOOD
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The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America
Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains
Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more
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