Dogwood Tree

Dogwood leaves

The leaves of a dogwood tree grow in pairs, opposite each other at the end of a twig. They are oval in shape coming to a sharp point at the end. The edge of the leave is smooth, and can be a little bit wavy. There is one center vein that runs the length of the leafe and many prominent veins that come off of it, roughly parallel to each other. These veins have even smaller veins that branch off from them. The leaves are 2.5 to 5 inches long and are a uniform green color. They are a little bit shiny. In the fall, the the leaves turn a brownish red.
Date: April 27, 2008
Location: Bethesda, MD