Tree ID

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Jonathan, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan Member

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    There are hundreds of trees in my small city that turn completely blue/purple with beautiful flowers during their flowering season, and they also lack green foliage during this time, They arent in bloom right now but I collected some seed pods from the tree and maybe this combined info can lead someone to an answer.

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  2. David in L A

    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Jacaranda mimosifolia?
     
  3. Aussiebob

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    You've been bitten by the Jacaranda bug.......a word of warning though.....the flowers (the purple/Blue things)....aside from amking a hell of mess all over the place when they fall.....stain the concrete etc like you wouldn't believe.....

    Good Luch with it....
     
  4. Jonathan

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    Thank you for your replys
     
  5. TonyR

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    I am finding it difficult to reconcile the fruits in your pic with fruits of Jacaranda. They look more like Koelreuteria, which has yellow flowers. Is it possible they came from a different tree?
     
  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Tony - it might just be the angle that the photograph was taken. I agree it resembles Koelreuteria (particularly because of the size of the image), but I can also see how it could be the fruits of Jacaranda.
     
  7. Jonathan

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    My bad, you guys are 100% correct, those pods are from the tree right next to the Jacaranda tree, the Jacaranda pods are flat while the ones I posted look like paper lanterns.
     

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