List of Trees 61-90

Redbud/Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis L.

Family Fabaceae

This is a tree with a short trunk, rounded crown of spreading branches, and pink flowers that cover the twigs in spring. Found in moist soils of valleys and slopes and in hardwood forests. It is one of the early-blooming trees of the area. It is very showy in early spring, when the leafless twigs are covered with masses of pink flowers. Eastern Redbud is often planted as an ornamental. The flowers can be eaten as a salad or fried.