|Eastern Redbud rescued from construction and now decorating my yard.
|Judas Tree flowers.
|Cauliflory: flowering from the trunk or main branches of a tree.
|Redbud with lots of hanging seed pods in winter.
The seed pods are the typical bean-like ones of legumes. They may hang on the tree well into winter, but are not a favored food by too many creatures, though birds will consume them. The foliage turns yellow in the Fall. The tree is rather short-lived, reaching 75 years or so and produces flowers often by their 4th or 5th year.
|Judas Tree changing into its yellow Fall color.