known botanically as Cornus florida subspecies urbiniana.
It grows naturally in northern Mexico, but is perfectly hardy here in the Washington, DC area.
The bracts are fused at the tips, creating a cage-like structure around the small,
yellow true flowers in the center. You can find this plant in the Dogwood Collection.
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