I stand corrected.
Red twig Dogwood is Cornus stolonifera (sometimes listed as C. sericea). Red osier dogwood is native to most of northern and western North America.
Recent pics of dogwood seeds.
Horticulturists recommend buying dogwood trees rather than planting seeds because of fungal diseases to which dogwoods are prone. If you want pink or red dogwoods, buy a grafted tree.
Legend of the Crucifixion:
” Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. It will be slender and bent and twisted and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross–two long and two short petals. In the center of the outer edge of each petal there shall be nail prints, brown with the stain of a rusty nail and stained with blood, and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember.”
According to Vedel and Lange, the word dogwood comes from dagwood, from the use of the slender stems of very hard wood for making daggers or skewers.
Cornus florida is our eastern white-flowering native Dogwood tree. Cornus florida grows wild, at woods’ edge and in high shade.
The red seeds are easily sprouted, either by giving a period of chill before planting, or my informal method, which is to push a fresh seed into the ground where I wish it to grow and give it a couple of years. Birds plant many dogwoods, dropping the seed which has passed through the bird’s digestive system to prepare it to germinate quickly onto the ground beside a fence or under a tall tree. There are many online sources which give detailed instructions for cold stratification and sprouting.
Cornus mas is Cornelian Cherry, yellow flowering dogwood.
This is one of two dogwoods that my MIL planted 50 years ago.
The Dogwood (Cornus florida) and its inflorescence are the state tree and the state flower for the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. Dogwood is also the state tree of Missouri and the state flower of North Carolina.
Large salad with ham and turkey, colby and provolone cheeses, croutons and your choice of vegetables off our fixings list! Ask about dressing choices.
Turkey (or own 100% natural, zero fat), avocados, cream cheese, lettuce, tomatos, red onions, and Chipolte mayo.
The Vinny Pancini
Genoa Salami, Pepperoni, Ham, Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions, bannana peppers, extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar, oregano, on a Focaccia Italian flat bread.
The Bloomington Sub
Ham, Genoa Salami, Bologna, and Provolone cheese. Pick the rest of your toppings.
Butch & Beaner’s Sub
Ham, Turkey Breast, and provolone cheese. Pick the rest of your toppings.
Vienna Beef with Au Jus
Heated Vienna Italian Beef with Au Jus with melted Swiss cheese and green peppers, onions and mayo on a toasted 9" French baguette.
Hummus Wrap (The Brunner)
Hummus, lettuce, tomato, black olives, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sprouts, cucumbers wrapped in a flour tortilla.
The Carnegie Classic
Loads of authentic Corned Beef and Loads of authentic Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Dijon Mustard, pickles on thick marbled rye slices. Extra meat already included!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using an electric or serrated knife, slice the bread horizontally into 3 equal pieces.
Place the second piece of the bread on top. Spread with the remaining softened butter, if using.
Spread the first piece with half of the softened butter, (if using). Top with the ham, Provolone cheese and half of the Thousand Island dressing.