Redbuds are small trees or shrubs that may attain heights of 10 m or so. Leaves are alternate and two-ranked, simple, entire, deciduous, broadly cordate, with an acute apex, 611 cm long, 712 cm wide, and palmately veined. Petioles have two swollen pulvini, one at its connection with the stem, the other at its junction with the leaf blade.
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W. John Hayden. 2013 Virginia Wildflower of the Year: Downy Rattlesnake Plantain, Goodyera Pubescens. Virginia Native Plant Society, 2013.