I captured this one last week using a cell phone camera.
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. - Matthew 6:29From Wikipedia,
"The name 'dog-tree' entered English vocabulary by 1548, and had been further transformed to 'dogwood' by 1614. Once the name dogwood was affixed to the tree, it soon acquired a secondary name as the Hound's Tree, while the fruits came to be known as dogberries or houndberries (the latter a name also for the berries of Black nightshade and alluding to Hecate's hounds). One theory advances that 'dogwood' was derived from dagwood, from the use of the slender stems of very hard wood for making 'dags' (daggers, skewers, arrows) .[Vedel, H., & Lange, J. (1960). Trees and Bushes in Wood and Hedgerow. Metheun & Co. Ltd., London.]"It seems that if you scratch the surface of something beautiful, you sometimes turn up something painful, and sometimes that might be the handiwork of man.
"Another earlier name of the dogwood in English is the whipple-tree. Geoffrey Chaucer uses the word whippletree in The Canterbury Tales ('The Knight's Tale', verse 2065) to refer to the dogwood. A large item made of dogwood, the whippletree, still bears the name of the tree from which it is carved. A whippletree is an element of the traction of a horse-drawn cart, which links the drawpole of the cart to the harnesses of the horses in file."Happy hunting!