Menodora heterophylla / Olive Family
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!