2 days ago
After yesterday’s record breaking heat in Central Texas (87-91 degrees in February?!), signs of spring will start appearing at a rapid rate. In my mind, Redbuds are the greatest harbinger of Spring as they illuminate the dull winter landscape of bare branches and dried grasses with a brilliant magenta.
Despite their vibrant red and purple hues, the flower buds actually produce a bright yellow dye for textiles.
Redbud flowers and buds are also edible! Pluck a few fresh blossoms to liven-up spring salads, or pickle the hardy buds. I like to use them in place of capers -they’re nutrient packed & delicious.
Enjoy Redbud’s beauty and benefits -I feel as though they vanish almost as soon as they appear!
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