Latin name: Cercis occidentalis Torrey
  Pronunciation: SIR-sis ok-si-den-TAY-lis

  Common name: Western redbud
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Dry slopes, canyons, ravines, streambanks,
  chaparral, foothill and yellow pine woodland to 5000'

  Blooming period: February to April
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cercis
  2) occidentalis
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