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Alternate-Leaved Dogwood

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Alternate-Leaved Dogwood

Alternate-leaved dogwood

Cornus alternifolia L.f.

Cornaceae family

This is a small tree or large shrub often growing along roadsides and forest margins, but also in the understory. Unique among dogwoods, its leaves are alternate in position. The foliage begins to redden in early September, one of the earlier species to change color.