Native Trees of Indiana
River Walk


Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida



Natural range is green.

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Its layered branching pattern, clear white flower bracts that appear before the leaves in spring, and its ability to flower well in the shaded understory make this the queen of flowering trees. However, Dogwood Anthracnose, a leaf and stem fungal disease, has killed most native flowering dogwoods in the forests of the Middle Atlantic and New England states.


Inventory No. 2540