紫雲木 - 藍花楹 here comes the lavender mist, jacaranda flowering season

花季如浪潮,這潮還未退散,下一波已趕來。

樹頭菜在市區街頭還在黃金吐艷。藍花楹已經將樹身掛滿藍色的花靈。

剛查閱一些台灣的網站,藍花楹有另一俗名 - 紫雲木。覺得此名很貼切香港此樹種。

樹源自南美。看過她們在當地花季的盛況,濃艷奪目。不過此樹在香港,姿態少了豐饒多了秀美。那藍呈灰,幽幽地,像抹抹紫雲。

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上星期,到過香港大學探訪荷花池旁的那棵,尚未開花。

怎知過了兩三天,經過維園,樂翻了。大草坪上圍著的數棵藍花楹都開了。

當日天色陰暗,氣氛更美。

欣賞不忘觀察。藍花楹的花與果期本來是分開的。但這幾棵樹都結了不少蒴果,大抵又是氣候和生長環境的變異影響。

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spring is always intense for flower lovers. spider trees’ flowers are just turning from white and yellow to golden, jacaranda waste no time splash colour lavender on the plant map of this city.

jacaranda is native to south america. perhaps this is why the trees take a different presentation. i saw photos of jacaranda bloom in brazil and australia. they are elizabeth taylor, dazzlingly beautiful. jacaranda here are more soft-spoken. flowers still bloom in dense clusters but the pale lavender / blue are attractive in a subtle way. they even look almost transparent in bright sunlight.

luckily i caught these blooming jacaranda at victoria park few days ago during overcast weather. dashes of lavender mist dangling in the grey atmosphere – a picture all about melancholy.

one botanic observation i have to add. usually the flowers and fruit seasons are separated for this species. but you can see many capsules sharing the branches with the flowers with these trees. is it the outcome of climate change (again)?

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藍花楹 jacaranda (jacaranda mimosifolia) – 唇形目 lamiales order | 紫葳科 bignoniaceae family | 藍花楹屬 jacaranda genus | 種 species: 藍花楹 j. mimosifolia

 

jacaranda vic p apr15 b 相關前文 related posts in the past – 《藍花楹快影 quick snap: jacaranda (jacaranda mimosifolia)》、《藍花楹開花 jacaranda flower season 2013》、《幽幽藍花楹 the blue jacaranda

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