Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Kentucky Color - Kousa Dogwood weekend

It's Kousa or Japanese Dogwood time this weekend. Beautiful specimen on Tutt ST, Columbia, KYFor next earlier Kentucky Color, see Kentucky Color - Groundhog Day about Chuck, the orphaned groundhog
Click on headline for Kousa Dogwood Weekend story plus photo(s)

By Billy Joe Fudge
Kousa Dogwood is better known as Japanese Dogwood and is in full bloom this time of the year. Like every other flowering species it is putting on quite a show this year.

KousaDogwoods are easily recognizable because their blooming pattern is basically a blanket of white on a bed of green.

Upon close inspection you will again see that the white part of the bloom is not a flower at all as we discussed earlier about Flowering Dogwood. They are really modified leaves called bracks.

It is all academic since they serve the same purpose as tried, true, and tested flower petals by attracting the attention of passing potential pollinators and sensationally searing our senses.

The accompany photo(s) are from the tree in the corner of the yard of the Delmer and Mabel Upchurch Homeplace on Tutt ST, Columbia, KY, but these beautiful trees can be seen all over town and beyond this weekend.

This story was posted on 2010-05-23 06:13:15
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

Kentucky Color: Kousa- or Japanese - Dogwood

2010-05-23 - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge. Tutt ST, Columbia, KY
Kousa - or Japanese - Dogwood is in bloom at the Delmer and Mabel Upchurch homeplace at the corner of Tutt and Akin Streets in Columbia, KY, and at many other points around the area.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.