Virginia State Flower - American Dogwood (Cornus florida)
Virginia State Flower

American Dogwood

(Cornus florida)

The American Dogwood (Cornus florida), designated as the official state flower of Virginia, is a symbol of both beauty and resilience. Known for its striking, four-petaled white or pink blossoms and distinctive red berries, this native deciduous tree graces the state's landscape with its captivating blooms in early spring. The American Dogwood is celebrated not only for its aesthetic charm but also for its significance in folklore and history, with legends associating its wood with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. As a testament to its enduring beauty and cultural importance, the American Dogwood holds a special place in the hearts of Virginians and stands as an emblem of the state's natural heritage and enduring spirit.

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