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Not An Orchid ID

This is a discussion on Not An Orchid ID within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; This has become a rather large ornamental tree in my yard. It was a volunteer...I ...

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    This has become a rather large ornamental tree in my yard. It was a volunteer...I now have several, this being the largest. It has these beautiful soft pink flowers arranged in clusters. The leaves, to arrive soon, are cordate (heart-shaped). Anybody have an ID? I thought it looked very similar to redbud, but I'm not a nurseryman and without my college-days dicotomy key, I'm lost.










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    Cercis canadensis - Redbud - Fabaceae (Legume Family)

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    I concur with Orch1dman. It is a wonderful clear color.
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    Yep. It's a redbud. We have them all over Texas--but here they bloom in early March

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    Yes, red bud tree. We have a couple in the front and along the driveway here.

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