Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pretty Purple Flowers

In the spring, these trees with purple flowers bloom along the streets.  They're beautiful, even if they have sticky sap.  I have no idea what kind of tree it is.  The leaves look like acacias or locusts, being compound opposite with about 11-15 leaflets.  If you know what they are, please tell me!  In the meantime, enjoy the pictures.



7 comments:

Lana said...

I am pretty sure that's a Jacaranda tree! They are gorgeous!

nutmegg said...

the tree is a Jacaranda and they really are spectacular when in full bloom.....when the flowers drop it's like walking on a purple carpet!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yep, I agree - saw it and said JACARANDA!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacaranda

They bloom in summer, in early November here, so Aussies associate it with Christmas :)

There are HEAPS of them lining the streets where I live, so pretty in full bloom.

Meg said...

Thank you all! I had never seen a jacaranda in bloom before moving down here. Now I know what they are!

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