All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Redbud</strong>
<em>Menodora heterophylla</em> / Olive Family
Batesville, TX
April 1, 2009

Like the Texas Mountain Laurel, which is purple-flowered and in the Pea Family, is nothing like the Mountain Laurel in Tennessee, this yellow-flowe...
Redbud
Menodora heterophylla / Olive Family
Batesville, TX
April 1, 2009

Like the Texas Mountain Laurel, which is purple-flowered and in the Pea Family, is nothing like the Mountain Laurel in Tennessee, this yellow-flowered Redbud also is nothing like our pink-flowered redbud tree. That is the problem with common names, they can be really confusing!
This plant gets its name from the small bud that is red before blooming as a yellow flower! I found this plant barely eking out an existence in an empty lot next to a truck stop!


clr: 5-y

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