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25 May 2012

Spring Colours. Pink and Red
European Redbud, Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum), and Red Poppy Field

More spring postcards.
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) flowers
European Redbud, Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum) flowering twig
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And these are common field poppies.

Red Poppy field
Red Poppy field. (© 2012 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)


  1. A couple of my favorite flowers, one of which we have in abundance here, in April (I live in a place called Redbud Canyon), the other we don't have growing wild here, but I remember from my childhood. Very wonderful photos.

    1. What a nice coincidence! Several nearby streets here are flanked by redbuds. It's a pity you don't have poppies over there, they liven any scenery up.

  2. I love your poppies!


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