Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
The pea-like blossoms of this tree caught my attention in early Spring firstly because of the vibrant pink colour and secondly because they appeared before the tree leaves giving it a very dramatic appearance. Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a small tree usually found in the eastern United States. Redbud is also known as Judas-tree because according to legend, Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a branch of an earlier European species.
Photo 1: Eastern Redbud buds and blooms
Photo 2: Easter Redbud buds
Photo 3: Eastern Redbud blossoming
Photo 4: Eastern Redbud blooming
Photo 5: Eastern Redbud blossoms