Red-bud tress are early bloomers. They initiate spring with a bright magenta-pink surge of blooms that emerge directly from branches, called cauliflory. Healthy, vigorous tress can capture sight and imagination, such as those in parks; those in forests might be thinner but accent the bare tree surroundings- a welcome to spring. The flowers of the red-bud are also edible! Posted here are some red-bud photos in various settings.
Wasena Park, Roanoke VA.
Wasena Bridge, Wasena Park
A nice fishing spot along the Roanoke River
Roanoke Memorial Hopital (RMH) at the foot of Mill Mtn.
A helicopter after lifting-off RMH roof
Flowers emerge directly from tree bark of branches
Red-buds surround the Appalachian Trail
A scene from the Appalachian Trail.
The Appalachians have surprises all year long