Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Cercis canadensis Linnaeus. Eastern Redbud. 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.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Cercis canadensis var. canadensis – Ar, C, G, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, SE3, Tx, Va, Isely (1975), Isely (1998), Robertson & Lee (1976); < Cercis canadensis – F, Fl3, GrPl, Il, Mi, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, W, WH3; > Cercis canadensis – Greene (1912a); > Cercis dilatata – Greene (1912a); > Cercis georgiana – Greene (1912a)

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