Saturday, January 4, 2014

Silver Oak at Hebbal, Bangalore

Around the Hebbal Lake in Bangalore there are several trees and plants in the park. Some of these plants and trees bear flowers and fruits. One such tree is Silver Oak.



The flowers are golden-orange bottlebrush-like blooms, between 3 to 6 inches long in the spring season. These flowers do not have any  petals. 



It is a fast-growing evergreen tree that grows tall, with dark green delicately dented bipinnatifid leaves. The leaves are generally 6 to 12 inches long with greyish white or rusty undersides.

19 comments:

Our photos said...

Beautiful flowers.

Lina Gustina said...

So unique!
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rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Fascinating and pretty.

Birgitta said...

Interesting! Beautiful orange color!

Richard Lawry said...

Very unusual flowering tree.
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HOOTIN ANNI said...

Very pretty Rajesh!! And your post previously, of the National Park is very interesting and lovely photo shares.

Lowell said...

It's beautiful! We don't have those here; wish we did. I'd think with those blooms it would be called the "golden oak." :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shape and colour on these spectacular flowers.

DeniseinVA said...

An exotic and very beautiful flower. Thank you for being such a great supporter of Today's Flowers Rajesh. Happy New Year!

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Beautiful..!

Jeevan said...

I ever saw silver oak flowers! Thanks for sharing

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

colorful :)
Wishing you a fabulous 2014 :)

Vasudha Somayaji said...

We have this tree in my native and often seen this tree but never saw its flowers till today.. So beautiful.

jkalwaye said...

stunning

Abhi said...

Beautiful

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful Photographs! Loved first one's clarity. :)

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

just beautiful!

Kiran Acharya said...

Simply beautiful...