Friday, July 07, 2017

Jacaranda at full bloom in Nilgiris

During my travel to Nilgiris, popularly known as Ooty, in April we were treated by the blue flowing trees at many places which was like giving an addition coat of blue to the Blue Mountains. The tree is widespread across the mountains, but we saw them in large numbers around the Coonoor and Wellington Cantonment.

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Jacaranda tree bloomed at Wellington Cantonment
Jacaranda tree or Blue Jacaranda is an ornamental tree grows up to 18 meters and is popular for its clusters of fragrant purple trumpet shaped blossom that blooms from March to May. The blue jacaranda has been planted in almost every part of the world where there is no risk of frost; its bark is thin and grey-brown in color, twigs are slender and slightly zigzag in light reddish brown color.

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This one was shot at Kundha on way to Manjoor town
The flowers are up to 5 cm long and are grouped in 30 cm panicles, appear in spring and early summer and last for up to two months. Each flower blooms with a five-lobed blue to purple-blue corolla and few species have white flowers. The fruit is an oblong to oval flattened capsule containing numerous slender seeds.

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A   collage on Jacaranda around Coonoor and Wellington
There’s a city in South Africa called Pretoria and is popularly known as The Jacaranda City due to the enormous number of jacaranda trees planted as street trees and in flowering time the city appears blue/purple in color when seen from the nearby hills because of all the Jacaranda trees. 

Ps. Off  to mountains for a week... will post and check blogs once back from vacation.

Linking this post for Floral  Friday Foto 

14 comments:

SANDEEP PANWAR said...

कभी मौका मिला तो नीलगिरी की यात्रा अवश्य करनी है, देखते है कब मौका मिलता है। बहुत सुंदर फोटो

Sandi said...

Pretty! Reminds me of lilac.

Rose said...

They sure are beautiful...I think I have seen these in California.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the beautiful jacaranda trees. Lovely blooms. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) They are so lovely, I love the colour and profusion of blooms of the Jacaranda Trees. There is a street in my town with these trees on both sides of the road, but they are not as large as the ones in your images. Thank you for sharing.:)

Destination Infinity said...

Beautiful violet flowers. Won't this tree grow in Chennai?? :P

Destination Infinity

Gosia k said...

wow great trees Greetings from Poland

bettyl-NZ said...

These are such beautiful trees and I so enjoy seeing them. I've seen a few here in New Zealand and they always make me smile.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful blooms. I love its color.

Betsy Adams said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation... I hope you bring back lots of pictures to share.

The Jacaranda trees are so pretty in bloom.... Love their color...

Hugs,
Betsy

Pattu Raj said...

Such beauties...Love them.

Elsie Amata said...

Those trees are stunning to look at. Such bright, rich color. Like Sandi said, they look like our liliac trees.

L. D. said...

It is a beautify kind of tree. I have never heard of or seen one like this before now. You captured some nice looking shots of them.

Twilight Man said...

The trees are so huge and they bloomed pretty flowers. I am surprised that they emitted fragrance smell. That would nice for the whole street of passer bys.