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chandra thiagarajan


Trees in Bloom


Come summer months
We citizens wilt
But the trees bloom
And the riot of colours
Are a feast to the eyes!

Flame of the forest
Known as Butea frondosa
Cover the trees crown
With vermilion and orange flowers!

Gul Mohar (Poinciana)
Called as Delonix regia
Is a canopy over the tree
With ornamental bright red flowers!

Golden shower(Indian Laburnum)
Specified as Cassia fistula
Blooms hanging profusely
With gorgeous yellow blossoms!

Pink Cassia (Pink shower)
Named as Cassia grandis
Is a floral medley
With its pink and white flowers!

Temple tree(Frangipani)
Signified as Plumeria rubra
Is also found with mild aroma
With their pink and yellow blooms!

Copper Pod (Yellow Poinciana)
Cited as Peltophorum pterocarpum
Creates a carpet-like effect
With their scented yellow flowers!

Pride of India(Queen’s flower)
Hailed as Lagerstroemia speciosa
In stalks stand tall
With their lovely pink inflorescence!

Coral tree(Mandara)
Designated as Erythrina indica
With pointy bird beaks
Bear scarlet-red flowers in clusters!

Rain Tree(monkey pod)
Termed as Samana saman
blooms in splendour
with rosy-pink fragrant flowers!

The flowers with nectar
Are a magnet for pollinators
Such as bees, birds and butterflies
Which create fruit-pods!

Submitted: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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  • Rookie - 218 Points David Wood (5/9/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    A delightful expression of the love of nature. I wish our trees were as nice. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,580 Points Valsa George (5/3/2013 6:57:00 AM)

    Summer, especially in May is the Season of flowers. With your usual touch for details you have made it informational as well as exquisitely beautiful! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 138 Points Spiritual Seeker (4/30/2013 4:12:00 PM)

    Yes...i have always love indian summer...full of colors, though i only knew flame of the forest. Nice write.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,551 Points Hans Vr (4/30/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    Wonderful, Chandra. I could see and smell the fantastic flowers while reading the poem
    Excellent (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,381 Points Diane Hine (4/29/2013 5:17:00 AM)

    Although tropical areas miss some autumn colour, it's more than made up for with the profuse summer blooms.
    Delightful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 421 Points Shahzia Batool (4/29/2013 3:27:00 AM)

    really engaging, interesting, and informative! ! ! not only the names but the epithets are making it the picturesque apostrophe to summer months...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,337 Points Neela Nath (4/28/2013 8:46:00 AM)

    Meticulous details of the summer floras have put me in delight. Your choice of words are fabulous.Loved, as I do always! (Report) Reply

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