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Redbud tree blossoming

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Here’s another case of a wrong color name: the flowers of the redbud, Cercis canadensis, are at best pink. Be that as it may, these trees have been blossoming around Austin for the past couple of weeks. In this accelerated spring, although the redbud flowers have hardly been out long enough for us to admire them, new leaves are already beginning to make their appearance on the trees; you can see a few of them at the upper right of this picture, which I took along Great Northern Blvd. in north-central Austin on March 2.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 4, 2012 at 5:37 AM

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