Taxon  Report   1877    
Cercis occidentalis  Torr. ex A. Gray
Redbud,  Western redbud
Cercis occidentalis
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Cercis occidentalis
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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
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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
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).