Although legumes constitute one of the largest families of flowering plants in the world, and despite 25 years of celebrating Virginia’s wildflowers, redbud (Cercis canadensis) is the first legume to be recognized as a VNPS Wildflower of the Year. This article addresses the relationships of Cercis with the rest of the legumes (family Fabaceae, or Leguminosae in older literature).
Copyright © 2013, Virginia Native Plant Society. This article first appeared in Bulletin of the Virginia Native Plant Society: 32:2 (2013), 1, 4-5.
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Hayden, W. John. "Redbuds and Legumes Subfamilies." Bulletin of the Virginia Native Plant Society 32, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 1, 4-5.