Welcome to my ecological garden in the tropics. Hope you find peace and tranquility here.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Pride of India
The Pride of India tree Lagerstroemia speciosa which is also called the Giant Crepe Myrtle ,is in full bloom now. There are three main colours- pink, violet and white. The flowers attract bees and bumble bees in droves. The fruit of the tree , which is woody, and in the shape of a flower, is also attractive, and is used for flower decorations.
The tree itself has great medicinal value. It is used for hypertension, urinary dysfunction among other uses.
This is my contribution to Today's Flowers, where you can see flowers from all over the world.