Western Redbud

Original Californians use the twigs of the western redbud to weave baskets, and prune the shrub to encourage the growth of new twigs. The bark provides a faint reddish dye for finished baskets. The Concow tribe calls the tree dop (Konkow language) or tal'k.

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Identification
Scientific Name: 
Cercis occidentalis
Endangered: 
Yes
Toxicity
Toxic Potency: 
Low
Incidence: 
Rare