踏入四月，城中花色變換，早春的紅調 － 茶花、杜鵑、紫玉蘭、羊蹄甲、木棉 － 退下來，黃上場。
red is fading in april. camelia, azalea, magnolia, bauhinia and tree cotton, blossoms in all kinds of red,purple and pink have completed their season. spring matured and yellow comes on stage.
spider tree appears on this blog every spring and here it comes again. this tree was planted around the city many years ago. it produces very handsome canopy when mature. at flowering season, beautiful tree shape and the pastel white and yellow blossoms complement and complete each other. i fall in love with this tree every spring.
rose apple is everywhere too. it is so easy to reconize when it flowers. those cute duckling yellow powder puffs are actually the stamen. rose apple petals are green and pale yellow in colour.
chestnut oak flowers look similar to rose apple but appear spiky and harder. rose apple flowers are shy looking compare to chestnut oak as the blossoms of the latter radiate expressively. i always find the earthy inflorescence resembles mini-firework.
people love wood-oil tree mostly because of the falling flower petals and compare that to snowflakes. my favorite way to appreciate the wood-oil flowers however is to study each of the blossoms. wood-oil tree is monoecious. flowers with yellow and red stamen are male; with yellow-only pistil are female.
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