Cercis siliquastrum is widespread in the Mediterranean region and frequently planted as an ornamental along roads. It is a large deciduous shrub or small tree. The pinkish purple flowers, appearing directly from branches just before or with the leaves, are the colour for Easter (Πάσχα) in Greece.
IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik –KK EAe
Greece (East Aegean islands ‒ present; East Central Greece ‒ present; Ionian Islands ‒ present; Kiklades ‒ present; Kriti and Karpathos ‒ absent; North Aegean islands ‒ present; North Central Greece ‒ present; North Pindos ‒ present; North-East Greece ‒ present; Peloponnisos ‒ present; South Pindos ‒ present; Sterea Ellas ‒ present; West Aegean islands ‒ present)
Woodlands and scrub
Doubtfully native in Kik.