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Word of the Week: Drupe

drupe [ droop ] noun: a fleshy, simple fruit with a central stone containing the seed

Shiny evergreen leaves and red fruit make holly a desirable decoration for the winter season. Although its red fruit is often called a berry, it is actually a drupe.
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TREE: Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

New Fact Sheet! The Virginia Native Plant Society honored Flowering Dogwood as Wildflower of the Year in 2018. Commonly found in the forest understory or as a landscape ornamental, Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood) has high wildlife value native with four-season interest that is far from ordinary. Continue reading

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