Taxon  Report   1877    
Cercis occidentalis  Torr. ex A. Gray
Redbud,  Western redbud
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.

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Cercis
Habitat: canyons, slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEF: Cercis canadensis var. orbiculata
JEF: Cercis orbiculata
ICPN: Cercis canadensis
More information about  Cercis occidentalis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2019).