Bauhinia variegata candida | Variegated Orchid | White Mountain Ebony | 5_Seeds

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This is Bauhinia variegata candida, also known as Buddhist Bauhinia, Variegated Orchid Tree, and White Mountain Ebony. Growing to about 40 feet tall, this tree has beautiful white blossoms. These blossoms are on display repeatedly throughout the year. These are highly fragrant flowers. This is an excellent tree for attracting several different types of birds, bees, and butterflies. The flowers, young shoots, and roots can be pickled or boiled and eaten as a vegetable. This is a larval host plant for the Gold-spotted Aguna butterfly. The wood from this tree is widely used in construction and as an ornamental tree. USDA Hardiness Zones 8b to 11.