The small hard mature seeds probably contain too many digestive inhibitors to be a good food for humans, but the immature pods can be eaten cooked like green beans. I collected these to plant them. Flowers are also edible.
Location: Western Kentucky-Climate Unpredictable Zone 6b
posted 6 years ago
Here in Kentucky the redbud is the first tree to flower in the spring along with the dogwood. So when you look into the woodlines you see the tiered white flowers of the dogwood and then the spectacular purple redbuds . We have planted a few and let a few volunteers grow just for that effect . You need a psychological boost after a cold winter.
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