Purple tree #ThursdayTreeLove


Across the road from where I live, are two flowering purple trees. According to me they are the Jacaranda- a tree that is native to South America .

It is also native to India because it has a name in Sanskrit too – one that sounds remarkably like the English name .

But last week, When Shalz posted up pictures of the Tabebuia Rosea or Pink Trumpet Tree , I began wondering if my Jacaranda was really a Jacaranda.

Could it be a Crepe Myrtle? Or could it just be another variety of Tabebuia?

This set me in quite a tizz and I tried to get up close and photograph the blossoms .

They didn’t seem trumpet like to me and it was far too early to identify the seeds .

Now I know why our parks of old had the names of trees and plants marked on them . What seemed like a fuddy-duddy idea then seems extremely practical to me .

So if any of you can help, I’d be glad to know what is this purple tree .

Happy Mother’s Day all mums and have a great Sunday!

Sharing this post with Parul and other tree lovers on #ThursdayTreeLove-63.

Hope the trees are blossoming in your part of the world


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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


    1. So would this be a crape myrtle ? I’m so glad you could identify this tree. Thanks ?. And yes I had a happy Mother’s Day 🙂

    1. Yes Archana is indeed the expert and I’m glad we have a botanist in our midst. What a lovely name for this tree – Pride of India

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