California redbud, Western redbud, Arizona redbud, Pata de vaca
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Large flowering shrub
or small tree
with rounded crown of many spreading branches.
California Redbud is common in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, and is a handsome ornamental with showy flowers that cover the twigs in early spring. Native
Americans used to make bows from the wood. Deer browse the foliage.
Image Gallery: 3 photo(s) available
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, UT Native Distribution:
N. California east to S. Utah and south to S. Arizona; at 500-6000 (152-1829 m). Native Habitat:
Canyons and slopes of foothills and mountains.
Showy flowers and seedpods. Attractive foliage. Use Other: Bark
and young shoots used in basketry by indigenous peoples. Conspicuous Flowers:
Butterflies Nectar Source: