Saturday, November 1, 2008

Today's Flowers;

It is Jacaranda time. In my garden they are carpeting the lawn with their purple-mauve bells. (Pleas click pictures for details.)
The Blue Jacaranda, Jacaranda mimosifolia more often known simply as the "Jacaranda", is a sub-tropical tree native to South America that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its beautiful and long-lasting blue flowers. Older sources give it the systematic name Jacaranda acutifolia, but it is nowadays more usually classified as Jacaranda mimosifolia. It is also known as the Black Poui, or as the fern tree. In scientific usage, the name "Jacaranda" refers to the genus Jacaranda, which has many other members, but in horticultural and everyday usage, it nearly always means the Blue Jacaranda.
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Denise said...

Oh my, gorgeous photographs!!!! Beautiful blooms and a clear blue sky, always a winning combination. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Titania said...

Thank you Denise. The same to you.

Maria said...

Jacaranda is such a wonderful tree! I love your pictures with the blue sky and the beautiful blossoms! What a beauty!
Have a nice week!

Reader Wil said...

I didn't know that Jacaranda trees were so beautiful! I once read a book called "The Jacaranda Tree"by H.E.Bates. It was fascinating.

Meiroca said...

Jacaranda is such a wonderful tree!


Titania said...

Thank you for your kind comments.
See you around next FT.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...


Thanks for visiting me!
Wonderful post!