Saturday, July 17, 2010

Flowering Trees - Jacaranda

Bangalore is slowly changing from the Garden City to concrete jungle. However, some of the trees that helped it to earned its name, still adorn the streets of Bangalore. The beauty of these flowering trees is appreciated and cherished. It is pleasure to move on the streets of Bangalore with all the trees around you.

One such tree is beautiful Jacaranda flower tree. Mostly the tree bears flowers when the tree is leafless.


The flowers are purple colored and tubular. These flowers hang from the tree for a long time before falling off.

61 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely!

Bangchik said...

It is nice to see flowering trees trying hard to make their presence felt in a concrete jungle... Beautiful flowers! ~bangchik

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Such lovely flowers. I saw a lot of them in Los Angeles. The view from the plane was beautiful - clouds of purple haze dotting the city. I did not know the name then, but one of the guides enlightened me.

jabblog said...

What beautiful trees - the flowers are a wonderful colour.

V Rakesh said...

I cannot tell you how much I love these trees! Here in Ooty, in some places, these can be found and they are truly a thrill to look at!

Excellent post, Sir!

Al said...

Very beautiful flowers.

Cloudia said...

My favorite tree! Here too!




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Zuzana said...

Oh what a beautiful bloom. These flowers remind me of wisteria flowers.;)
Hope you are having a lovey weekend,
xoxo

lotusleaf said...

The colour of the Jacaranda flowers is very attractive. Great captures!

chubskulit said...

I haven't seen one like that before, thanks for sharing.

My flower entry, have a great Sunday!

Xavi said...

Hi Rajesh,
I also I have Jacaranda trees blooming in Barcelona today.
Thanks for your comment.

JJ said...

Love the colour of the blossom. We have one near us in a local park but it is very old and does not like our climate. However, every year it shows a few flowers to remnid me of their beauty.

guild-rez said...

Wish I could grow the tree with the beautiful flowers in our garden in Canada:)
Lovely pictures and flowers!
Great shots!!

Regina said...

Very lovely!

NatureFootstep said...

thanks for showing Jacaranda. We don´t have it up North, but I like it.

Denise said...

It's nice to see such beautiful trees in a city, and I am always glad to hear that someone has had the foresight not to chop them down. People need their trees to refresh their inner happiness. Your photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.
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Lori E said...

I also saw them in California years ago on a visit but I had no idea what they were. They are just stunning.

SandyCarlson said...

So very, very beautiful!

Snap said...

Beautiful!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I love the colors and so glad for you the trees are there. Blessings
QMM

Bernie said...

It's my favourite tree ... we see a few of them over here too. Your photos show just how lovely the flowers are ... nice work.

Traci said...

Lovely blooms! I've not seen this kind of tree in our area.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful trees, love the color of the flowers.

Boogieboard Cotttage said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful jacaranda mosaic!Have a nice week, Mary

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty!

Journey said...

Very pretty and I love the color of the blooms!

jackie said...

so violet :)

YOSEE said...

These trees used to be the pride of our Bengaluru.Though I grieve for the lost , I am grateful that few are still left in the central district.
What a glorious statement of joy each tree is !

GrandmaK said...

My these are beautiful! Wishing you well! Cathy

eden said...

I love this flower. We have one across the road. Great shots, Rajesh.

Have a great week.

Vee said...

That's a beautiful tree with gorgeous blossoms.

Arija said...

I just love them. Mine died due to the salinity of our water, but Adelaide is awash with them in Spring.

Arasu said...

It is a pleasant experience to see the trees in full bloom. Nice captures!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

That is a gorgeous tree. Such beautiful blooms.

Patricia Torres said...

lovely lovely.. captures!! What lovely full bloom trees..

Mary said...

They are such a gorgeous color -- it must be like walking through a purple cloud! Thanks for sharing these lovely images at MM. :)

R Sudhir Kumar said...

True Urbanisation is killing, But then bangalore retains some of the old charm

radha said...

This is my favourite flower. BUt have never managed to get such a good picture.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for the appreciation. I love the color of these flowers. Thankfully at least some parts of Bangalore we can still see these flowers.

Jeevan said...

At least they bloom to hold the name is much fine!

Sylvia K said...

I love the Jacaranda tree and it's lovely color! Great post for the day, Rajesh, as always!

Sylvia

Mar said...

Love Jacaranda trees, love the lilac carpet under them!!!
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Leslie: said...

What a beautiful tree - I can see why the city got its name! :D

Cezar and Léia said...

Just adorable, this tree reminds me Brazil, thanks so much for this memory!
hugs
Léia

☺lani☺ said...

Nice one!

Carver said...

Those are so beautiful. I love the color of the flowers on the tree.

photowannabe said...

I didn't know that the Jacaranda bore fruit too. Its so beautiful when its blooming.

Roger Owen Green said...

Beautiful, and logical naming of the city.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

EG Wow said...

So THAT's what a jacaranda tree looks like! Very nice!

Jama said...

So lovely!

Gayle said...

We have jacaranda's in SoCal and out-of-towners always comment on how pretty they are.

unpredictableblog said...

Beautiful colours. Sadly but true, all cities are being converted into concrete jungle now.


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Francisca said...

Gorgeous jacaranda tree!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous flowering tree. I've never seen one and your photos bring a longing to touch these beautiful flowers.

Gattina said...

What a beautiful tree ! I think I have never seen one !
Gattina from the ABC Team

Ann said...

we have these trees in New Zealand too. I love it.

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

wow, lovely flowers!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for the appreciation. I love the color of these flowers. Thankfully at least some parts of Bangalore we can still see these flowers.

Anna said...

Beautiful flowering trees! Lovely colour! Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,
Anna

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megzone said...

lovely pic Rajesh :D
in full bloom and an awesome colour :D
never seen jacaranda up n close so this is a treat to my eyes :D

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for the appreciation.