Apr 29, 2017

Flowering Dogwood

Daitoku-ji Temple, Kita-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
大徳寺本坊(京都市北区紫野大徳寺町)

The Dogwood is a native tree cultivated in 1731. George Washington planted it at Mt. Vernon, as did Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Early Native Americans made medicinal teas from its bark. Europeans used the bark to cure mange on dogs, thus creating the name "Dogwood".

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