The “Queen’s Crepe Myrtle” tree has red leaves on it and possibly thinks that it is in the wrong season, or maybe it’s internal GPS thinks that it is in the Southern Hemisphere and that we are going into winter. Even though the tree has red leaves on it, it also has fresh buds, so a new set of fresh green leaves should sprout out this Spring.
Here are a few photos of tropical flowers in my yard today
The tree is known by several names: The Pride of India, Queens Crepe Myrtle or Giant Crepe Myrtle.
Jarul a.k.a. Taamhan (Marathi: जरुल, ताम्हण) is the State Flower of Maharashtra
Hindi: जारल jaral, जरुल jarul
Here are the flowers on the Pride of India tree
taken this morning in the front yard, Sunday June 22, 2014