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(Plants) any tree or shrub of the leguminous genus Cercis, which includes the redbud and Judas tree
[C19: New Latin, from Greek kerkis weaver's shuttle, Judas tree]
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Noun1.cercis - deciduous shrubs and trees of eastern Asia, southern Europe and the United StatesCercis - deciduous shrubs and trees of eastern Asia, southern Europe and the United States
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
Circis siliquastrum, Judas tree, love tree - small tree of the eastern Mediterranean having abundant purplish-red flowers growing on old wood directly from stems and appearing before the leaves: widely cultivated in mild regions; wood valuable for veneers
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Amelanchiers, parrotias or cercis are great, but if you have significant access issues with getting into properties, the single-stemmed tree is always better.
Alien taxa (national and/or regional) were generally not considered; however, Abies alba (doubtfully native for Lazio), Olea europaea, and Cercis siliquastrum (both naturalized to Abruzzo), were considered in both regions.
Another shrub with an Easter theme is cercis siliquastrum, known as the Judas tree as Judas Iscariot is said to have hanged himself from one.
Ancora a Grassano, il paese, spesso nominato e descritto nel testo, vicino a Gagliano, secondo luogo di confino per Levi (e da questo percorso di passaggio appunto inizia il romanzo, a volerlo chiamare cosi, odeporico-memoriale) in primavera i fiori viola del Cercis Siliquastrum, dell'albero di Giuda, si disperdono nell'aria per le colline; lasciandosi scivolare sui calanchi, i solchi friabili dei rilievi argillosi in riva al Basento, come a cercarvi un guado.
Shading can increase Chl content of Cercis canadensis but decreased Chl a/b, net photosynthetic (Pn) and transpiration rate (Tr) (Zhang et al.
The 5 species located nearest to the quarter section corner were Cercis sp.
Cercidiphyllum, so called because its leaves resemble those of the Judas tree, Cercis siliquastrum, is a handsome tree.
Results of the ordination analysis also reveal a strong association between upland-type woody species (Quercus alba, Cercis canadensis, and Comus florida) and sites with high BHR values which suggests high degrees of channel incision and lowered water tables are favorable to vegetation adapted to dry settings (e.
Try a combination of Lupin Chandelier, Euphorbia Robbiae, Lysimachia Atropurpurea Beaujolais with perhaps a small tree Cercis Canadensis for unrivalled leaf form and colour.