Eastern Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis) blossoms; photo by Valerie Reneé on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works)
Official State Tree of Oklahoma
Oklahoma designated redbud (Cercis canadensis) as the official state tree in 1937. All State Trees
The redbud is a small deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves and gorgeous reddish-pink blossoms that brighten the Oklahoma landscape in early spring. Redbud tree flowers are edible (some people use them in salads and baked goods).