Old North State Symbols #4 – The State Flower

Back in 1941, the North Carolina General Assembly designated the Dogwood as State Flower. Dogwoods are common understory trees throughout North Carolina, from Downeast to the mountains. Dogwood flowers emerge before the leaves do, dressing these harbingers of spring in dazzling white beauty. The Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida). This tree,¬†however, has a trick up its… Read More Old North State Symbols #4 – The State Flower