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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Today's Flower- The Cannon Ball Tree
The Cannon Ball tree has highly scented, beautiful flowers. It is a native of India and tropical America. It is revered by the Buddhists and Hindus as a tree which gave shade to the Buddha.
It is known as the Naga-linga tree locally, because the flower has a structure similar to the hood of the Naga (cobra). One can see easily why it is called the Cannon ball tree, if one sees the big round fruit.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers.
I am also joining ABC Wednesday, started by Mrs.Nesbitt and being managed by Roger and others.