Cercis canadensis, Cercis siliquastrum.

Cercis canadensis Linn. Leguminosae. Judas Tree. Redbud.

North America. The French Canadians use the flowers in salads and pickles.

Cercis siliquastrum Linn. Judas Tree. Love Tree.

Mediterranean countries. The pods are gathered and used with other raw vegetables by the Greeks and Turks in salads, to which they give an agreeable odor and taste. The flowers are also made into fritters with batter and the flower-buds are pickled in vinegar.

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.