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A tree used by Native Americans as antipyretic and laxative, and by Western herbalists as an appetite stimulant, and to treat renal and hepatic disease
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The entire-margined species (Cercis canadensis, Cornus florida, Fagus grandifolia, which is shallowly dentate, and Nyssa sylvatica) failed to show precocious photosynthetic activity in any part of the young leaf.
A series of hybrids between Cornus florida and kousa have been developed by plant breeder, Dr.
Remaining species were those commonly associated with mesic sites, with Ostrya virginiana (hop horn-beam) and Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) the common understory species.
Dominants consisted primarily of species of the overstory, exceptions being Ilex vomitoria, Cornus florida, Ulmus alata, and Sassafras albidum.
Dogwood trees, Cornus florida, are beloved by all and are usually revered for their showy spring flowers, but just before the frost is on the proverbial pumpkin, the leaves of this lovely tree turn crimson red with touches of burgundy and orange.
Due to disease problems with Cornus florida and because of the foliage display provided by "Golden Shadows," we are likely to see a marked increase in use of the Pagoda Dogwood as "Golden Shadows" becomes more available.
Dogwood anthracnose is a disease caused by Discula destructiva, a fungus of probable exotic origin that is a serious threat to natural populations of Cornus florida in the eastern United States.
Large-seeded species (seeds [greater than] 1 cm long) were represented in our experiments by the trees Fagus grandifolia, Cornus florida L.