Monday, June 25, 2012

Drawing of ground dogwood - Fairbanks, Alaska

Since I posted the photos of the ground dogwood a few days ago, I thought I would also post a drawing I did.

Ground dogwood (Cornus canadensis), also called bunchberry, is one of my favorite plants, especially in early summer when it is flowering. The flower are actually tiny--"bunched" up in the center of the plant and surrounded by four white bracts (specialized leaves). Sometimes the plants carpet the clearings in the woods nearby.

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