As spring continues to advance across Missouri, so does a beautiful parade of native flowering trees and shrubs.
While you may have already spotted some of the early-bloomers, such as serviceberry and redbud, there are still plenty more flowering trees to enjoy yet this spring.
Here are a few of the late-bloomers you can spot now and in the coming weeks:
• Buckeyes produce showy, upright stalks lined with flowers in April and May. In southern Missouri, watch for the small but stunning red buckeye with its firecracker-like flowers.
Though less showy than its southern relative, Ohio buckeye is found statewide and produces clusters of greenish-yellow flowers.
The blooms of both these buckeyes are highly attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators.