Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

 

The Flowering Dogwood Tree, also known as a boxwood or cornel tree Flowering dogwood grows best in moist soils but will grow in drier habitats. They like to grow in the shade of larger trees, like understory plants. Flowering dogwoods can be found in eastern deciduous forests as far north as Maine, extending west to eastern Texas and Missouri, and are native to Georgia. The Flowering Dogwood is a beautiful tree with four seasons of appeal, with lovely flowers in the spring, attractive foliage in the summer and fall, and colorful fruit in the fall, with an interesting growth habit that provides winter interest. The tree is not harmful to humans, but the fruit of the flowering dogwood is poisonous to humans if ingested.

 

Bible Verse

Matthew 28:6

 

He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.” Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”