||Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
||Also known as arrow wood, cornel, false boxwood, Florida boxwood, boxwood, and bunchberry.
||Grows in United States and southern Canada.
||Very compact, interlocked grain with a fine uniform texture. Dark brown heartwood, sometimes streaked with white lines, and wide, creamy white to pinkish sapwood. Most commercially available dogwood composed of sapwood.
||Very heavy, hard, strong, and shock resistant – one of the strongest and hardest in the United States. Poor decay resistance and dimensional stability.
||Works reasonably well owing to its close grain. Glues easily and finishes to a glossy smoothness. Renowned for staying smooth and intact under continuous wear.
||Used for textile weaving shuttles, spools, bobbins, mallet heads, golf club heads, pulleys, levers, tool handles, jeweler’s blocks, skids, sporting goods, and machinery bearings.