Its also the time for the May Flower!
Its blossoms have a soothing effect despite the brilliant red… a colour that is usually associated with heat.
This is a beautiful Gulmohor tree growing on my regular walk route. Here it is..
|From a distance.. looks like the rising Sun on the horizon!
|Walking closer to the tree
|Overlooking its huge canopy
Gulmohor belongs to the Caesalpiniaceae family and is known all over the world by its botanical name of Delonix regia. The tree is an exotic species in India but is very common in all over the country especially as an avenue tree. It has a shallow root system which means trees tend to fall after a spell of heavy rains.
Some objections to this species (as its not indigenous) is that our birds do not nest on it; birds, insects and animals do not eat its fruit or nectar as food.
However I feel that its foliage gives us much needed oxygen and cooling shade.
What do you think?
Either way, May is the most glorious month for the Gulmohor!
I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Do head over to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!