Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as Judas Tree (probably from Arbre de Judée meaning tree of Judea), is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia.
It grows up to 12 metres in height and 10 metres in width. The deep pink flowers are produced on year-old or older growth, including the trunk in late spring (cauliflory). The heart-shaped leaves with a blunt apex, which occasionally has a shallow notch at the tip, appear shortly after the first flowers emerge. The tree produces long flat pods that hang vertically.
|European Redbud, Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum) flowering twig|
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And these are common field poppies.
|Red Poppy field. (© 2012 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)|