Cercis canadensis Linnaeus var. canadensis . Phen: (Jan-) Late Feb-May; Jun-Nov (and persistent later). Hab: Moist to dry forests and woodlands, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks, also commonly planted as an ornamental. Dist: MA, WI, and NE south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX.
ID notes:This spectacular small tree is showy in bud or flower. The smooth, medium gray bark is distinctive in winter.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Other taxa within Cercis canadensis (here treated at varietal rank) occur in OK, TX, and Mexico.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, G, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, SE3, Tx, Va, Isely (1975), Isely (1998), Robertson & Lee (1976); = Cercis canadensis L. var. typica – Hopkins (1942); < Cercis canadensis L. – F, Fl3, GrPl, Il, Mi, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, W, WH3; > Cercis canadensis L. – Greene (1912a); > Cercis dilatata Greene – Greene (1912a); > Cercis georgiana Greene – Greene (1912a)