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Catalpa trees are in bloom

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Catalpa trees bloom during spring months.

May is here and so are the blooms on the Catalpa trees. Named after the Catawba Native Americans, the white blooms of the trees appear as wisps of cotton candy against the dark green background framed by the large leaves.

The word Catalpa actually evolved from a spelling error by a Botanists name Scopoli. Also known as the Indian Bean tree and the Cigar tree, the Catalpa tree is native in both Southern and Northern versions.

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