Dogwoods are out

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I almost wrote about this a couple days ago but decided the dogwoods were still not really in nice bloom. Yesterday, though, it seemed explosive after Tuesday’s warm weather. I ran the Mirror Lake Loop this morning and the dogwoods are starting to come out pretty much everywhere (they’ve been slowly showing out there for about a week). Another couple of days of warm weather and I imagine they’ll really be near peak and that should last a few weeks. It will still be a while until they turn up in the Yosemite West area.

By the way, the white “petals” you see on dogwoods are really petaloid bracts and the actual flowers are the tiny little flowers within the white blossoms, which start out green and then lose their color. Dogwood petals are in fact tiny. And of course, as our friend Doug says, the definitive way to identify a dogwood is by its bark.

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