|Scientific Name||Cercis canadensis var. texensis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CECAT|
|Common Name||Texas Redbud Tree||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||527243|
|Family||Fabaceae (Pea)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description|| Habitat: Calcareous soils of the Edwards Plateau.
Plant: Large deciduous shrub or small tree, 10 to 20 feet high; unarmed.
Leaves: Alternate, dark green, shiny, cordate to reniform shape, up to 5 inches wide and slightly wavy on the edges.
Inflorescence: Small clusters of rose-purple flowers along the branches, each small pea-like flower 1/4 to 3/8-inch wide on pedicels 1/4 to 1/2-inch long, with 5 petals and 10 stamens.
Bloom Period: March or early April.
References: Wildflower Center, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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