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Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

Description:

The flowers on this small tree/shrub are showy, light to dark magenta pink in color, 1.5 cm (½ inch) long, appearing in clusters from Spring to early Summer, on bare stems before the leaves. Tree has a spreading crown and reaches a height of 20 to 30 feet.

Habitat:

Deciduous forest in the midlands of South Carolina. Canopy trees in the area include sweet gum, oak, hickory, and hackberry.


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3 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Lovely!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Very pretty.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 6 years ago

The flowers, seed, and leaves are edible, the green stems are used to flaavor game meats while cooking, consider adding to this mission, http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1165....

KenCheeks
Spotted by
KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

Lat: 33.62, Long: -81.96

Spotted on Mar 11, 2011
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013

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