Flowers of the Day: Trees and Shrubs

Not all wildflowers are herbaceous; sometimes you need to look up and out.

redbud Cercis canadensis; Fabaceae (pea family)

redbud 2

 

sassafras Sassafras albidum; Lauraceae (laurel family)

sassafras

 

flowering dogwood Cornus florida; Cornaceae (dogwood family)

flowering dogwood

Today, in search of American bladdernut, a tree that I didn’t even know existed until I ran into it (almost literally) last spring.

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