Virginia State Flower: Dogwood Blossom

dogwood blossom - state flower

The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is Virginia’s official state floral emblem (since 1918).

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From the state site: Virginia designated the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) as the official state floral emblem in 1918. The dogwood is a small, deciduous tree with graceful branches that bloom in spring with large showy flowers (usually greenish-white, sometimes pink or yellow). The dogwood develops red berries in autumn, and the leaves also turn a deep red before falling for winter.

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