Taxon  Report   1877 
Cercis occidentalis  Torrey
Redbud,  Western redbud
Cercis occidentalis
© 2011 Steven Perry
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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 and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cercis occidentalis
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Cercis
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: canyons, slopes
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Cercis canadensis
TJM2: Cercis orbiculata
More information about  Cercis occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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