The dogwood is the state flower and state tree of Virginia.
The wood of the dogwood is hard and strong.
The blooms have four parts and grow in clusters.
Virginia's state bird is the cardinal. Cardinals are also called redbirds.
Cardinals are medium sized songbirds. They are 8.3 to 9 inches (21-23 centimeters) long.
In the United States, it is illegal to keep a cardinal in a cage as a pet.
Mount Vernon was the home of George and Martha Washington.
George Washington was the first president of the United States.
Mount Vernon is now a museum. Visitors can tour the mansion, slave quarters, kitchen, stables, greenhouse, and gardens.