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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Red River Heritage Garden

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. The Red River Heritage Garden Marker
Inscription.  Welcome to the Oklahoma History Center's botanical gardens! We hope you enjoy the beautiful and diverse Oklahoma plants.

In 1937 the Redbud tree was named the state tree of Oklahoma. These trees have bright reddish-pink blossoms, and the leaves of this tree have a very distinctive shape.

Here are some vocabulary words you might find along the way.

Coniferous: Trees that have needles or scale-leaves with cones that contain the tree's seeds.

Deciduous: Trees that lose their leaves every year at the end of the growing season (fall), and have a period without leaves (winter).

Habitat: The environmental area inhabited by different plants and animals.

Legume: A plant that produces a pod with seeds in it, such as a bean.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 35° 29.617′ N, 97° 29.809′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird
The Red River Heritage Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. The Red River Heritage Garden Marker
Marker is close to the easternmost edge of the Red River Journey pathway.
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Avenue. It is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Marker can be accessed from a sidewalk from Laird Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hochatown (here, next to this marker); Steamboat Heroine (a few steps from this marker); Expedition of Bernard de la Harpe (a few steps from this marker); Alikchi Court Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Fort Towson (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Steamboat Heroine (a few steps from this marker); Miller County Controversy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Towson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Redbud tree (Cercis) on Wikipedia. In the English language, the full name for the Oklahoma Redbud tree (part of the Cercis group) is Cercis reniformis. (Submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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