dogwood family

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Noun1.dogwood family - a rosid dicot family of the order Umbellales including: genera Aucuba, Cornus, Corokia, Curtisia, Griselinia, Helwingia
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
order Umbellales, Umbellales - plants having umbels or corymbs of uniovulate flowers; includes the Umbelliferae (chiefly herbs) and Cornaceae (chiefly trees or shrubs)
Aucuba, genus Aucuba - hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from Japan
Cornus, genus Cornus - a rosid dicot genus of the family Cornaceae including: dogwood; cornel: perennial chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of temperate regions of northern hemisphere
Corokia, genus Corokia - evergreen shrubs with intricately twisted wiry stems that in summer are smothered in small yellow flowers; grows in New Zealand
Curtisia, genus Curtisia - a large evergreen tree of South Africa
genus Griselinia, Griselinia - evergreen shrubs of New Zealand and South America
genus Helwingia, Helwingia - deciduous dioecious shrubs native to woodland thickets in low mountains in Japan
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Often overlapping the blooming time of the spring-flowering witch hazels is a special member of the dogwood family, Cornus mas.
The Dogwood family is a collection of vigorous, deciduous shrubs that have very brightly coloured, bare stems that offer lots of interest in the winter as well as bearing clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by white or blue/black fruit during the autumn.
Belonging to yet another group are black gum and tupelo, which are members of the dogwood family.