Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pride of India

Laegerstroemia speciosa is a native tree known also as the Pride of India and Queen's Crape Myrtle. It comes in purple, pink and white . These trees are beginning to display their beautiful flowers in the traffic squares.
The large flowers attract lots of bees and birds.


The leaves of this tree are used to make a tea, which is said to dissolve kidney stones.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, such beautiful colours! I didn't know there was a white Pride of India, too. The spent seed pods are great for dried flower arrangements.

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  2. Their flowers are beautiful and bright. And the plant is so draught tolerant. What a wonderful plant :-D

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  3. I took a picture too, but was not too sure. But with this, I think I identified right.

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  4. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

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  5. We have crepe myrtle in pink n white growing im our yard...i agree they look so beautiful! have yet to procure the purple ones....

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