Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Cercis siliquastrum  Judas Tree
Family Fabaceae
Genus Cercis  [SER-sis]  an ancient name given to the Judas Tree by the Greek philosopher Theophrastus.
Species siliquastrum  [sil-e-KWAS-trum]  from siliqua, a botantic name for pods having a partition between the seeds
Properties tree
Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree or Judas-tree, is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia which is noted for its prolific display of deep pink flowers in spring.
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flowering branch
flowers and beans