Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree
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Keith Bradley kab_c_canadensis_2506
March Calhoun County SC
Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve
Flowers are borne on old wood, and appear in spring before the leaves, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.
Jan Haldeman jhh305_a
"Cauliferous" flowers often grow straight out of trunks and branches, per Pause for Plants by Jan Haldeman.
Jan Haldeman jhh305_b
Calyx reddish or roseate, basally oblique, lobes triangularly dentate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_cercis_canadensis_10
Bark dark gray to brown, becoming slightly furrowed with thin scaly plates, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_cercis_canadensis_12
Leaves palmately veined, glabrous above, bases heart-shaped, margins entire, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
JK Marlow s050902_f
September Greenville County SC
Petioles swollen at both ends, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
JK Marlow jkm141024_260
October Greenville County SC
Fruit a flat, oblong legume, 3-4" long, stalked, dark brown, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
JK Marlow jkm0411i_07
November Greenville County SC
Fruit often persisting, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.