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Ode To The Whipple-Tree,
The Whipple-Tree was the earlier name for the Dogwood.
Ode To The Whipple-Tree
The Whipple-Tree was the earlier name for the Dogwood. The name dog tree entered english vocabulary by 1548,further traanformed to dogwood by 1614.
Legend has it that the dogwood, at the time of Christ, were the size of oak trees.Because of the strength and firmness of the wood, it was chosen for the cross that Christ was nailed to.The dogwood felt great sorrow for its role in Jesus Christs death. Jesus sensed the anguish of the tree and vowed that dogwoods would be transformed to a smaller tree so that it could never again be used for crucifixions.
White Dogwood flowers most often symoblize Innocence, Purity and Spirituality.