Flower of the Day – December 4 – Trees – Jacarandas and Peppermints.

Not a flower today exactly – a flowering tree, and a not-in-flower tree.

In November my city takes on a beautiful lilac blue colour as the numerous Jacaranda trees burst into flower from their Winter and early Spring nakedness.

However this time i chose to snap an ‘exception’ rather than the rule – a beautiful white flowering jacaranda on a roadverge of a neighbour.

The second set of pics are for a fellow blogger who had never seen one of our peppermint trees that also abound in our suburban streets and which have amazingly textured trunks. This beauty is probably 80 or more years old with a trunk circumference of some 6-8 metres (20-25ft) and is well over 10 metres (33ft) tall.

It does flower, although not exceptionally showy like the jacarandas, and the leaves really do have a peppermint taste, thus the name. πŸ™‚

(Click on the pics to open in a new window and click again to see full size detail) πŸ™‚lovewillbringustogether -White Jacaranda1In expanded image you can see the flower buds have a pentagon star on the end before they open! πŸ™‚

lovewillbringustogether -White Jacaranda2

lovewillbringustogether -Peppermint Tree2Amazing bark pattern of the Weeping Peppermint (Agonis flexuosa)

lovewillbringustogether -Peppermint Tree1This magnificent specimen has been pruned for pedestrian passage and would naturally have some branches that may ‘sweep’ the ground. A blue jacaranda is hiding behind it, almost in full bloom.

link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – December 4, 2018 – Hydrangea

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14 comments

    • Glad you like it Carol. πŸ™‚

      The white jacaranda was a new one on me too when i first saw it two years ago, it’s the only one i am aware of! – I have 7 blue ones visible from my driveway at present!

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    • Smell good….? Hmmmm…

      I’ll put it this way: They are much nicer to look at from a distance. πŸ˜€ – Or in a photograph!
      ( My mother calls them the ‘Cat Pee Tree’)

      At least that is the case with the blue ones.. i’m going to have to check the white one out. πŸ˜‰

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        • I may have led you astray a little?? Been trying to sniff some now that they are coming out in droves down here.

          Have managed to smell two trees (the flowers are usually above head height!) so far and neither had a particularly strong aroma, one was slightly pleasant in fact.

          Found a few petals on the ground and they have no odor at all. Possibly we just walked past one where a cat had been spraying?? (although it seemed like more than once??)

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