Cercis occidentalis Torr.ex A. Gray
Common name: Western redbud.
Flowering time: Fabruary-April.
Fruiting time: Summer.
Habitat: Redbud is found in many plant communities including oak woodland, chaparral, mixed conifer forest, riparian woodland, and closed cone conifer forest.
Range: Found throughout Northwestern California, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley and the Peninsular Ranges. Outside of California it is found in Arizona and Utah.
Ecology: Western Redbud grows in full sun on dry slopes but is often found near a spring or seasonal creek. It is found on sandy or clayey soils.
Ethnobotanical information: The young red branches of this plant are highly valued by Native American basket weavers.
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