Cercis canadensis Linnaeus var. texensis (S. Watson) M. Hopkins. Phen: (Jan-) Mar-Apr. Hab: Rocky limestone areas (especially on the Edwards Plateau), but also in calcareous ravines in the Coastal Plain. Dist: E. and c. OK and TX, south into Mexico along the Sierra Madre Oriental; sometimes cultivated elsewhere, and beginning to escape, as in c. NC.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Tx, Fritsch & Cruz (2012), Fritsch et al (2018), Hopkins (1942), Isely (1975), Isely (1998); = Cercis reniformis Engl. ex S.Watson, invalid; = Cercis texensis (S.Watson) Sarg.; = n/a – RAB; < Cercis canadensis L. – Mex; > Cercis ellipsoidea Greene – Greene (1912a)