Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekend Flowers- Colville's Glory

The city of Mysore is gearing up for the coming festival season, and even the roadside trees seem to be participating in the festivities with enthusiasm. I found these beautiful trees on roadsides and parks beginning to bloom, attracting swarms of honeybees and small birds.
Colville's Glory Colvillea racemosa looks equally spectacular in the park. The bright red buds make a stiking contrast to the yellow flowers.
The feathery green leaves of the tree are an added attraction.
The Colvillea racemosa tree can reach a height of 40 feet. It is a native of Madagascar, and it has been named after a former governor of Mauritius.
This is my contribution to Weekend Flowers and Fertilizer Friday. You can see flowers from all over the world and participate by clicking on the logo below.

18 comments:

  1. Who would not like to participate in Mysore Dasara?! Gorgeous flowers on an elegant tree!

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  2. I don't think we have them, but they are surely beautiful. The leaves are almost the same with our Delonix regia or fire tree, maybe it is also a legume.

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  3. They are just such a fabulous sight when they're dripping with flower sprays! Great photos.

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  4. What a gorgeous, colorful tree! I love it! Great captures! I like that you have the up close ones and the one where you can see the whole tree! Lovely! Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. What a beautiful and unusual tree--thank you for sharing it on your blog. Mickie :)

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  6. ♥♫♪Olá, amiga!
    *✿ Passei para uma visitinha!
    Seu blog é muito bonito, amo flores.
    ♥♫♪Bom fim de semana!
    *•Beijinhos.
    ✿.Brasil

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  7. What a beautiful blog. Your photos are lovely

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  8. Wonderful flowers. I have never seen them. Thanks for sharing with Weekend Flowers :)
    (The backlink is not working. May be you can check this out :) Thanks :)

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  9. I've always wanted to see one of those in bloom! Maybe I'll just have to time my trips to South Florida better. :)

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  10. What an amazing flower. The contrasting yellow and red is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing the info with your lovely images.

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  11. This is beautiful. I've never seen one before.

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  12. I love how you start your series up close and pull back a little at a time revealing the entire tree in all its glory. Gorgeous.

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  13. fiery! i saw this in full bloom in the parking lot @ lalbagh yesterday and could identify it immediately thanks to your post.

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  14. http://ringsofsilverpv.blogspot.com/2011/09/colvilles-glory.html

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