Dogwood (Family Cornaceae)
Cornaceae, or the Dogwood Family, is the largest family in the Order
Cornales though it has just two genera: Cornus (65 species) and Alan-
gium (20 species).
Species of Cornaceae are mainly found in both the North and South
Temperate and Sub-tropical to Tropical (mountains) zones, with a
few occurring in Australia.
Cornus is noted for its woody ornamental species that are native to
both coasts of North America and to East Asia. Some members, such
as Cornus florida (flowering dogwood), are chiefly ornamental,
whereas the European Cornus mas (cornelian cherry) has edible fruit,
and Cornus macrophylla yields wood for furniture.
Crooked Run Valley