Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Greens

The dogwoods are in the first stages of their bloom.
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), above, has four bracts, while the Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttalli), below, has six.  In both species the actual flowers are in the center of the bracts, and haven't opened yet.

When the bracts are just beginning to open their shape reminds me of tulips. 
Soon the spring green will fade, and the bracts will become a beautiful cream color and will be much larger.

Linking with   Through My Lens    and    Our World Tuesday     and     Life Thru the Lens


  1. I've seen dogwood before on blogs, though I have never actually seen one. They are so beautiful. Lovely to catch up with you today on Our World Tuesday. Have a lovely week.

  2. Oh how beautiful, I am looking forward to dogwoods blossoming here in a few weeks.

  3. Ahhh so beautiful! Must get some one day!~

  4. This plant is new to me....lovely photos....thanks for sharing!

  5. Dogwoods are so pretty. I really like that they bloom before their leaves are all in. Happy spring.

    Lisa @ LTTL


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