Date Posted: Mar 16, 2016
Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) blooms signal the start of spring. This flowering tree produces an abundance of striking magenta blooms that completely covers its crown. The blooms rely on bees for pollination, while the leaves provide food for a number of caterpillar species, including the io moth.
Eastern redbud flowers and seeds are edible to humans; the flowers can be eaten raw or boiled and the seeds roasted.
Read more about this beautiful native species on our blog.
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