Saturday, June 23, 2012

Flowering Tree - Red Gulmohar

Bangalore known as Garden City true to its name as lot of flowering trees on either side of most of the roads. They bloom with flowers of various colors. One such tree is Red Gulmohar Tree.



The tree's vivid red flowers against the green foliage make it an exceptionally striking sight. The flowers are large, with four spreading scarlet red petals and a fifth upright petal, which is slightly larger and spotted with yellow and white.



Apart from its ornamental value, the tree provides a lot of share as it grows to a modest height and spreads widely.



This is the most common flowering tree in Bangalore and can be seen on either side of the road most areas.

38 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous, colorful, flowering tree, Rajesh!! Your captures are superb as always!

Sylvia

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous sight to commonly see while travelling!

NatureStop said...

Great captures of the Gulmohar but my fav is the first one.

Shantana

Fun60 said...

Such a vivid red. I can see why it is called the garden city if the roads are lined with these magnificent trees.

jewaicious said...

My gosh...these captures are gorgeous. I love the vibrant tones.

ladyfi said...

How wonderfully vibrant.

Jeevan said...

Lovely captured the Gulmohar! The tree has started to bloom in front of my home too.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

This is so beautiful. I remember we used play making the petals of this flower as nails...

Lowell said...

Very bright and cheery! I can't remember seeing such in Florida, although it reminds me a little of our hibiscus.

Lynn Proctor said...

omgosh this is utterly gorgeous!

George said...

This is a gorgeous bush with very beautiful blossoms. It must be spectacular to see in person.

Lynn Holland said...

Lovely mosaic. What vibrant colours.
Lynn

joshidaniel.com said...

beautiful and colorful :)

Liza said...

Beautiful blooms! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
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Shilpa said...

Gorgeous flowers capture! So vivid in color.

Kim, USA said...

It looks like an orchid. It is beautiful!

Kim, USA

Meoww said...

Miss these bright red beauties! I remember tasting the white tip of the petals.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the beautiful flower.

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The flowers are so darling..

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NixBlog said...

Great shots of these striking flowers!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It really is a beauty! There's a similar tree in Florida, but perhaps not as lush.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely in reds, very pretty~

Colors of Timeless said...

Wonderful flowers...

NixBlog said...

Delightful captures, Rajesh.

Thanks for joining us in Floral Friday Fotos.

Sourav Das said...

So bright colours. Looks great.

Meghana Hassan said...

Wow, beautiful...

bushra M said...

Beautiful captures! Loved them!

AmitAag said...

Gorgeous Gulmohar!!

allresourceupdates said...

This flowering tree is in full glow looks awesome...

sushmitha said...

Wow ! So bright. Nice captures :)

रजनीश के झा (Rajneesh K Jha) said...

प्रभावी !!!
शुभकामना
आर्यावर्त

Meoww said...

Glorious color! I can almost smell it. Lovely :)

Jiggyasa said...

I still remember these trees lining the road to my school, on either side and during summer they presented an awesome sight, a look as if the whole street was ablaze. They are perfectly called "Flame of the forest" :)

Very beautiful pictures Rajesh

vanderloost said...

I love Gulmohar trees both red and yellow, especially when they carpet the roads. Beautiful photographs but do take one with the paths strewn with those flaming red petals. Thanks for sharing

juzta mum said...

Wow beauty

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.