This native tree grows in the central and eastern regions of North America and is popular as a landscaping tree due to its spring flowers. When you recognize it and can identify it, leave a comment with both the common and scientific names. Please share any personal connection you may have with this plant.
ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Redubd (Cercis canadensis).