Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’ • Korean Dogwood

Cornus • Dogwood • ハナミズキ •  花水木 • hana-mizuki
It grows along east side of the E path, not far from the bent past the fork in the road.

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SJG • 6/20/12 – Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’ • Korean Dogwood, Area D

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SJG • 6/20/12 – Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’ • Korean Dogwood, Area D. flower

From WikipediaThe Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa or Benthamidia kousa) is a small deciduous tree 8–12 m tall, native to eastern Asia. Like most dogwoods, it has opposite, simple leaves, which are 4–10 cm long. The tree is extremely showy when in bloom, but what appear to be four petaled white flowers are actually bracts spread open below the cluster of inconspicuous yellow-green flowers. The blossoms appear in late spring, weeks after the tree leafs out. The Kousa Dogwood is sometimes also called Chinese Dogwood,Korean Dogwood, or Japanese Dogwood. […] Click the link above to read about characteristics, varieties and images of edible red fruit.

From The Free Dictionarybract – n. – A leaflike or scalelike plant part, usually small, sometimes showy or brightly colored, and located just below a flower, a flower stalk, or an inflorescence.

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