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flowers along I-81

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flowers along I-81

We just drove North on I-81 from I-77 yesterday and there were bushes/small trees with pinkish purple flowers all along the way. Beautiful, but would like to know what they are. ?? Thanks.

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1. Re: flowers along I-81

Redbuds? If they were smallish spindly trees and the flowers seemed to be coming right out of the branches, then those are redbuds.

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2. Re: flowers along I-81

Here's a picture of the redbuds. May have appeared to be bushes: www.flickr.com/photos/martinlabar/134554359/

Syr NY
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3. Re: flowers along I-81

Thanks for the link because when I heard "red" it didn't seem right, but the picture is exactly what we saw. Appreciate your response as now we know.

Syr NY
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4. Re: flowers along I-81

yes, that's it. Thanks.

Roanoke, Virginia
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5. Re: flowers along I-81

Definitely Redbuds. They grow wild in this part of Virginia and can be seen on I 81 all the way to Staunton. More purple than red, they tend to grow along roadsides and the sides of forests. Love the beauty of Virginia in the spring.

Roanoke, Virginia
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6. Re: flowers along I-81

Definitely Redbuds. They grow wild in this part of Virginia and can be seen on I 81 all the way to Staunton. More purple than red, they tend to grow along roadsides and the sides of forests. Love the beauty of Virginia in the spring.

7. Re: flowers along I-81

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