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Growing next to a house in Santa Clara, California, this tree may be relatively unremarkable to a passerby used to the many types of showy, often exotic, ornamental trees common on American lawns. But a sharp botanical eye will see that, not only is it a native California redbud, but it’s also the biggest of its kind.

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