Welcome to Today’s Flowers! Since I post pictures of the summer flowering trees every year I thought I’d give it a miss this year. But the sight of these blooms will make any blogger stand, stare, and click away. And that’s what I did! I felt they were all calling out my name…:)
The Indian Laburnum/ Cassia fistula blooms during this period along with the other spectacular tree, the Flamboyant tree/ Delonix regia. Roadsides and the hills dotting the city are a blaze of reds, yellows, and pinks. The last comes from another variety of cassia. This yellow flowering tree is also known as the Golden Shower tree. In Assamese, it’s called Sonaru which means “golden”. In Hindi, it’s called Amaltas. How widespread the tree is in India can be known from the fact that it has a name in almost every Indian language! If you’d like to read more details about this tree, you can click here.
On another side of town, the glitter of gold has begun to wear off. You can see the paler version of that yellow. It’s a tree that grows up to 40 feet tall. The wood is used for making furniture. And the fragrant blooms attract the bees and the butterflies.
To see the most beautiful blooms go to Today’s Flowers. My thanks to the TF team: