Miami’s Flowering Trees of June
As June approaches, I wanted to reblog this piece from last year. There’s no place like Miami in June when it comes to flowering trees…. Enjoy.
I realize that posting photos of Miami has nothing to do with the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when I spent this week in South Florida, and marveled at the beauty of these magnificent trees, I couldn’t resist sharing them with you. Every June, the tree canopy is ablaze with the vibrant reds and oranges of the Royal Poinciana tree, also referred to as a “Flamboyant”, for obvious reasons. The tree is a native of India and Southeast Asia, but the Spanish knew a good thing when they found it, and brought the plant to Hispanola and Cuba early in their voyages.
There are two species of this tree. One has red and white blossoms, and the other has orange and white flowers. Often you’ll find them growing side by side, as in the photos above and below. Make sure you click on the smaller photos, and move through the images…
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