Cercis canadensis /Pea Family
These bloom in early April. Redbud trees are members of the Pea Family. Look closely at the individual flowers to see the wings, standard, and keel. Bees are strongly attracted to these flowers. I found these in Oak Ridge.
Perennial - Tree
Where seen:Oak Ridge, Haw Ridge Greenway, Frozen Head SP, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Big South Fork NRRA, Cherokee National Forest, Norris Dam SP, Big Ridge SP, Piney Falls, Warriors' Path SP