SIA0758: Western Redbud

Common Name:Western Redbud
Plant Species:Cercis occidentalis
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2004 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

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The Redbud tree bloomes early in the spring before the leaves come out. The flowers produce pealike pods that turn brown and hang on the tree during the winter. Different parts of the tree were used by American Indians - stems for baskets, leaves for incense, and roasted seed pods for food.

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