Blooming Trees of Spring

Spring is here and so is another seasonal group of blooming trees. Most of the blooms of Christmas have fallen and some still linger on but all are interesting and beautiful. It seems that the Christmas tree blooms have lasted until two weeks ago and so this new group are a good replacement. The feature picture is a Plumeria.

Golden Trumpet tree (Tabebuia chrysotricha)
Golden Trumpet blossom
Pink Trumpet tree (Tabebuia chrysotricha)
Pink Trumpet blossom
Jacaranda(Jacaranda mimosifolia)
Jacaranda(Jacaranda mimosifolia) blossom.
Plumeria or  frangipani (Plumeria rubra)
Coral Bean or Cherokee Bean tree (Erythrina herbacea)

The Golden Trumpet trees are found throughout the neighborhoods here in Florida and are such a bright harbinger of spring that they are even mentioned in the Naples Botanical garden bulletin. The Pink Trumpet trees are planted along the centers of the boulevards in our neighborhood. They are both members of the same genus and species. They both also make such a magnificent presentation that they are just unavoidable eye candy. In Florida, most plumeria tend to lose their leaves in the winter months and enter into a dormant period. Plumeria are now just coming to bloom. I found at least 6 with various colors within easy bicycling distance. There are several of the Jacaranda trees in the area however I had to wait two weeks to find a good full tree specimen that photographed well. This outlier here is the Coral Bean tree. It is a native to Florida and relatively hard to find. The green pods mature to a dark brown in the fall and will have red seeds that are quite poisonous. Locations for all of these observations are listed on the Epicollect5 database site

Be sure to describe the spring blooming trees in your area.

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