Cornus florida

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Cornus florida habit.jpg (84531 bytes) cornus.florida.jpg (63717 bytes)
leaves and inflorescences in Spring inflorescences
Cornus florida inflorescence.jpg (30017 bytes) Cornus florida leaves1.jpg (39798 bytes)
inflorescence closeup--the flowers are actually the greenish structures in the center.  What do we call the white modified leaves surrounding the flowers? leaves--are these leaves opposite or alternate?
Cornus florida leaves2.jpg (37863 bytes)
leaves showing arcuate venation pattern--what kind of margin is present here? habit--Cornus florida is small tree