orders over $80 get free shipping --- Order by 2pm et for same day shipping.

0

Your Cart is Empty

Dogwoods are Ready: It's bloom season!

March 28, 2016

Rheos Floating Sunglasses - Dogwoods Bloom in Atlanta

 

The Dogwood is a beautiful spectacle to see in bloom with an interesting history. Check out this information from Wikipedia to learn a bit more:

"Flowering dogwood is a small deciduous tree growing to 10 m (33 ft) high, often wider than it is tall when mature, with a trunk diameter of up to 30 cm (1 ft). A 10-year-old tree will stand about 5 m (16 ft) tall. The leaves are opposite, simple, ovate, 6–13 cm (2.4–5.1 in) long and 4–6 cm (1.6–2.4 in) broad, with an apparently entire margin (actually very finely toothed, under a lens); they turn a rich red-brown in fall.

The flowers are individually small and inconspicuous, with four greenish-yellow bracts 4 mm (0.16 in) long. Around 20 flowers are produced in a dense, rounded, umbel-shaped inflorescence, or flower-head, 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) in diameter. The flower-head is surrounded by four conspicuous large white, pink or red "petals" (actually bracts), each bract 3 cm (1.2 in) long and 2.5 cm (0.98 in) broad, rounded, and often with a distinct notch at the apex. The flowers are bisexual.

When in the wild they can typically be found at the forest edge and frequently on dry ridges. While most of the wild trees have white bracts, some selectedcultivars of this tree also have pink bracts, some even almost a true red. They typically flower in early April in the southern part of their range, to late April or early May in northern and high altitude areas. The similar Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa), native to Asia, flowers about a month later.

The fruit is a cluster of two to ten drupes, each 10–15 mm (0.39–0.59 in) long and about 8 mm (0.31 in) wide, which ripen in the late summer and the early fall to a bright red, or occasionally yellow with a rosy blush. They are an important food source for dozens of species of birds, which then distribute the seeds."



Also in Trail Notes by the Rheos Nation

Sun Damage To Eyes - Rheos Gear
Sun Damage to Eyes - And Why It Matters Most on Water

December 04, 2018

Rheos Polarized Sunglasses on paddleboards
Why are polarized lenses important?

November 27, 2018

How to take care of your sunglass lenses
How to take care of your sunglass lenses

August 13, 2018