Taxon: Cercis canadensis L. var. canadensis

Genus: Cercis
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Cercideae
        Subtribe: Cercidinae
Nomen number: 9942
Name Verified on: 03-Apr-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Apr-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • eastern redbud  (Source: F Missouri) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Michigan, - New Jersey, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Massachusetts, - New York


  • Fritsch, P. W. et al. 2009. Taxonomic implications of morphological variation in Cercis canadensis (Fabaceae) from Mexico and adjacent parts of Texas Syst. Bot. 34:510-520.
  • Isely, D. 1975. Leguminosae of the United States: II. Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(2):142.
  • Isely, D. Native and naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii). 1998 (Leg US)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Atlas of the United States trees. 1971 (Atlas Trees US)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. 1977 (F Missouri)

Check other web resources for Cercis canadensis L. var. canadensis :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cercis canadensis var. canadensis cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.