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Dogwood's "flowers," four changed leaves or bracts made white to attract insects

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Title:
Dogwood's "flowers," four changed leaves or bracts made white to attract insects
Topics:
Botany
Subjects:
Trees
Flowering dogwood
Leaves
Hypsophylls
Original Format:
Lantern slide; Hand-colored lantern slide; 3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021397
Photographer:
Created Date:
to
Description:
The showy parts of dogwood flowers are not flowers at all; they are but four changed leaves or bracts, made white and attractive to insects. The "state flower" of North Carolina
Genre:
Close-up views
Photographs
Location:
Piedmont (N.C. : Region)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells
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