Pacific Dogwood tree in full bloom.
Official Floral Emblem of BC .
Grows on most southern coastal portions of BC,
Central and Southern Vancouver Island. A multitude
of them grow in the Cowichan Valley.
Illegal to cut down in BC. Has a edible fruit that is bitter. Pigeons, Quail, Grosbeaks, Hermit Thrush, Waxwings, and Bears, Beaver and deer which also like the foliage.