April 29, 2017

Flowering Dogwood

Daitoku-ji Temple, Kita-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100

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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