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redbud

or

Judas tree,

name for trees and shrubs of the genus Cercis, handsome plants of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family), covered along the branches in the early spring with deep rose or (rarely) white flowers resembling pea blossoms. Species native to North America include the common redbud (C. canadensis), ranging through Mexico and the United States E of the Rockies, and the California redbud (C. occidentalis). According to tradition an Old World species was the tree on which Judas hanged himself. The bark of C. chinensis has been used in Chinese medicine as an antiseptic. The genus Cercis is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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redbud

redbud

Tree, 40 ft, (12m) with bright pink flowers appearing as little clusters on sticks. Fruit is flat, pea-pod shaped, not edible. Flowers and inner bark edible and used as tea. Astringent, for diarrhea, bleeding, dysentery.
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Until then, however, I'm happy to see those redbuds bloom and feel the sunshine for a change.
In the remote Ozark Mountains, where I was raised, the surest sign that spring has sprung is when the redbud trees bloom.
In Anja's honor, fellows from the class of 2007 dedicated a tree and stood beneath the young Eastern redbud, telling stories about their fallen friend.
If any tree can claim patriotic roots, it is perhaps the Eastern redbud. It was a favorite of George Washington, who wrote about them in his diary and treasured the specimens at Mount Vernon.
Now he's taking that ethos to dog food, with his Redbud's Raw Premium Dog Food featuring antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken and beef.
Adams, 49, worked for Chipotle from 2000 to 2008, took a year off and in June launched Redbud's, named for one of his two dachshunds, Red.
The judges were friendly but unsparing, a case in point being when Adams was asked about the price of his Redbud's Raw dog food.
Instead of a pink flowering almond that will get frozen in the early spring, use a plain old redbud for the first blush of pink.
Clara Barton Redbud: Prodded by the patriotic words of her dying father, Clara Barton distributed supplies as a volunteer at the start of the Civil War.
The Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is native (mostly south of us), flowers are purplish-pink in clusters before the heart-shaped leaves emerge, and blooms in mid-May at the same time as the native Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida).
Shaped like sweet pea blossoms, the flowers of eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) are usually a deep rosy pink with purplish overtones--handsome when the tree stands alone though not easy to blend with other colors.