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Dogwood Family
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Welcome to the Dogwood family A-Z list. We have listed them by scientific name because it is a constant and does not vary region to region or person to person.  We have included the various common names associated with each scientific name to help you find the right tree.  Some common names can apply to more than one tree species, so if you are having trouble narrowing down your search, take a look at our A-Z Common Name List to see which scientific names match up to the common name you are searching for. 
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Eastern native trees
white flower with reddish tips on Cornus florida
Flowering dogwood with pink flowers.
Nyssa sylvatica has small green fruits, usually in pairs which are slightly olive shaped.
In forest settings, Flowering Dogwoods come in a variety of shapes from trees, to shrubs, to almost a sprawling ground cover.
The Dogwood family, Cornaceae, contains the genera Cornus-Dogwoods, and Nyssa- Tupelos, includes these tree species:

Cornus alternifolia - Alternateleaf Dogwood
Cornus drummondii- Roughleaf Dogwood
Cornus florida- Flowering Dogwood
Cornus nuttallii- Pacific Dogwood
Nyssa sylvatica Marshall - Black Tupelo
Nyssa ogeche W. Bartram ex Marshall- Ogeechee Tupelo
Nyssa aquatica L.- Water Tupelo
Nyssa ursina Small- Bear Tupelo
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