452 The Book of Woodcraft . CORNACE^ — DOGWOOD FAMILY Flowering Dogwood, Arrow-wood, Boxwood, Cornelian Tree, (Cynoxylon floridum) A small tree 1 5 to 20 feet, rarely 40, with bark beautifully pebbled or of alligator pattern. Wood hard, close, tough, strong, and heavy, a cubic foot weighing 51 lbs. Noted for its masses of beautiful white bloom in spring. A tea of its roots is a good substitute for quinine. Leaves 3 to 5 inches long.
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