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

American Dogwood

(Cornus florida)

The American Dogwood (Cornus florida), designated as the official state tree of Virginia, is a beloved symbol of natural beauty and resilience. Renowned for its stunning springtime display of delicate white or pink blossoms, this small deciduous tree thrives in Virginia's diverse landscapes. Its unique four-petaled flowers, resembling a cross, have earned it the nickname "Virginia Dogwood." Beyond its ornamental value, the American Dogwood plays a vital ecological role, providing food and habitat for various wildlife species. Its enduring presence in Virginia's forests and landscapes serves as a reminder of the state's enduring natural heritage and the timeless beauty of its native flora.

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