every year i chase the flower seasons of jacaranda and flame of the forest. this year seems to be the first the two are overlapping. for now i’d prefer not to jump into blaming climate change as the two flowering seasons are in fact quite close to each other.
the jacaranda not far away from the lily pond of hku are not blooming too much. only a few flower bunches here and there. is it due to too much rain and warm weather, i wonder.
as i tried to leave the hku campus, there comes the surprise. i haven’t prepared to greet the flowers of the flame of the forest so soon. but indeed this old tree around the east gate of hku has started waving many flower buds.
藍花楹 jacaranda (jacaranda mimosifolia) – 植物界 plantae kingdom | 被子植物門 magnoliophyta division | 雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida class |唇形目 lamiales order |紫葳科 bignoniaceae family |藍花楹屬 jacaranda genus |藍花楹種 j. mimosifolia species
鳳凰木 delonix regla (flame of the forest) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots | (unranked): rosids | order: fabales 豆目 | family: fabaceae 豆科 | subfamily: caesalpinioideae 蘇木亞科 | genus: delonix 鳳凰木屬 | species: d. regia 鳳凰木
過往文章 previous related blog posts:
鳳凰木的根和花瓣 flame of the forest is more than the flame ; 維園火焰 red hot victoria park ; 鳳凰紅 the flame of forest, early summer 2013 ; flame of forest in winter 冬季留影 鳳凰木 ; 鳳凰城 flaming city ; 影樹 the flame of forest