Friday, April 30, 2010

Pacific Dogwood

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.

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