dogwood family

dogwood family
the plant family Cornaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having simple opposite leaves, small flowers often surrounded by showy, petallike bracts, and berrylike fruit, including the bunchberry, cornelian cherry, and dogwood.

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  • Dogwood — Taxobox name = Dogwood image width = 240px image caption = European Cornel ( Cornus mas ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Cornales familia = Cornaceae genus = Cornus subdivision ranks = Subgenera… …   Wikipedia

  • dogwood — /ˈdɒgwʊd/ (say dogwood) noun 1. any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus, especially C. sanguinea, a deciduous shrub of calcareous soil in Europe, family Cornaceae. 2. the wood of any such tree. 3. a name used for various unrelated plants which emit …   Australian-English dictionary

  • List of trees and shrubs by taxonomic family — The following is a list of trees and shrubs of high notoriety. Taxonomic families for the following trees and shrubs are listed in alphabetical order, likewise the genera and closely related species.=GYMNOSPERMS= =CONIFERS= Araucariaceae: The… …   Wikipedia

  • Jamaican dogwood — Florida fish poison tree (Piscidia piscipula (Fabacaea, pea family), also called fishfuddle tree. Not a member of the dogwood family. Seminoles in Florida used a powder made from its roots, bark, and leaves to stun fish. See also fish poison tree …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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