Origin of Judas treefrom the legend that Judas Iscariot hanged himself on one
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Origin of Judas treeFrom the belief that Judas Iscariot hanged himself on such a tree
(plural Judas trees)
- A small deciduous tree, Cercis siliquastrum, noted for its prolific display of deep-pink flowers in spring
- Among the noticeable Dicotyledons are the Myricaceae, Proteaceae, Laurineae, Bombax, the Judas-tree, Acacia, Ailanthus, while the most plentiful forms are the Araliaceae.
- Carina may perform a similar office, and then the aestivation is carinal, as in the Judas-tree (Cercis Siliquastrum).