Cercis siliquastrum L.
Leguminosae
Cercis siliquastrum (23698 bytes)
A big shrub or medium-sized tree with glossygreen leaves. The clusters of rosy-lilac flowers are born directly outof the stems. The flowering time is May. The seed pods are conspicuous from July onwards. The legend tells that Judas has hanged himself on this tree. 

Home: Mediterranean Region 

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Cultivated: Germany, France

Author: Ulrich Herzog

Ethnobotanical aspects of Cercis siliquastrum by Plants for a future database

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