Designation for plants, mostly trees, belonging to the genus Cornus. Different species occur in North America, Europe, Eurasia and Asia. Some well-known species have inconspicuous flowers, that seem, however, very flashy because of specialized leaves (bracts). The species Cornus florida is native to the eastern United States and is cultivated in temperate regions all over the world (including Switzerland).

Recommended links: British trees, Portland nursery, Royal Horticultural Society, USDAWikipedia (dogwood/Cornus), Wikipedia (Cornus florida), Wikipedia (bract)

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