Pacific Dogwood

Posted by CW McGowen (Morgan Hill, United States) on 11 June 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Ok, here is the Pacific Dogwood I promised yesterday.

Here you can see the Pacific Dogwood (Cornus Nuttallii). This dogwood is physically about twice the size of the Cornus Florida and has some other distinguishing characteristics. The bracts are lighter, closer to white, and the bracts are sometimes notched and sometimes not. Look at the flower in the center, where you can see a huge difference in form between these varieties. Also another major difference is the number of bracts. Where the Cornus Florida has 4 bracts, the Cornus Nuttallii can have between 4 and 8 bracts. This species is very interesting in its large variability of appearance and structure.

When it comes down to it, they are both very recognizable as dogwoods and add a measure of beauty to our countryside.

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Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Beautifully presented. Such an elegant composition.

12 Jun 2017 2:17am

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12 Jun 2017 1:54pm


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