The Judas Tree or Red-Bud
This is a hardy tree of very wide distribution, the eastern species thriving from New York to Florida. There are three other species, one indigenous to Europe, the second to Japan, and the third growing along the Pacific coast. Interesting breeding experiments might be made by combining the various species. The tree is peculiarly attractive at the flowering time, early in the spring, before the leaves appear.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 11 Chapter 9