Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a type of all-season ornamental plant. You can enjoy its flowers in late winter and in the spring, enjoy its fruits in the summer and fall and its leaves in late fall. This type of bush or small tree is originated in the Eastern US. Now they are one of the most common garden plants across the US. The shape of the flower has become a commonly used icon and has appeared in various clothing embroideries and household decorative items.