Calflora
Taxon  Report   1877    
Cercis occidentalis  Torr. ex A. Gray
Redbud,  Western redbud
Cercis occidentalis
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cercis occidentalis
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Cercis occidentalis
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Cercis occidentalis, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cercis occidentalis
© 2011 Steven Perry
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Cercis
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cercis canadensis
ICPN: Cercis orbiculata
More information about  Cercis occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CECAT)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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