Monday, 22 April 2013

PELTOPHORUM PTEROCARPUM



Its summer time and all over the city you will find the Peltophorum tree in full bloom.The tree is completely covered with yellow flowers and it adds colour to the dull city skyline.
There are lots of these trees planted near my house and it is one of my favourites.
During this season you will find a yellow carpet of flowers on the roads and there are no words to describe the experience of walking on it.
Have you ever experienced the peltophorum shower?
Just stand below the tree when the flowers fall and you will feel blessed.





The botanical name is Peltophorum  pterocarpum also know as copper pod or rusty shield bearer because of the shield shaped fruit.The flowers are yellow and have a very mild fragrance.
The tree flowers from April to July and then again from September to November.It is mainly planted along the roadside but it falls easily in heavy monsoon.