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Treetops and Tombstones: Charlotte's Super Natural Arboretum
Entry 9 of 14
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The dogwood tree has many identifying characteristics: 1. The bark of dogwood is pebble-like; 2. In the fall, leaves turn bright red; 3. Leaves have smooth edges and parallel veins; 4. Its leaves and branches are opposite one another. The white "petals" of this native, small maturing tree are modified leaves (called bracts) and the actual flowers are small yellow/green clusters in the middle of the bracts. The wood is extremely hard and is used for handles and golf club heads

  • Flower, Plant, Petal, Branch
  • Terrestrial plant, Natural material, Plant, Twig
  • Plant, Branch, Twig, Terrestrial plant