Pink Tabebuia

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While I see the above flowers almost year-round, they do not appeal to me until summertime when the tree sheds most of its leaves and in their place, dainty pink/lilac flowers blossom.

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Since I do not know its name, I did a Google search and found out its Tabebuia or roble. Some people refer to this particular tree as a “trumpet tree,” but Wikipedia disagrees.

Tabebuia is native to the American tropics and subtropics from Mexico and the Caribbean to Argentina and is commonly grown as a flowering tree for gardens and roadsides.

A trivia: The nectar of Tabebuia flowers is an important food source for several species of bees and hummingbird.

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No wonder I kept on seeing bees while I was taking these photos. They were moving so fast though, so I was not able to capture them.

Here’s a close-up of a Pink Tabebuia flower.

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The corolla is very light pink/lilac that it looked almost white.  It has a yellow center.  I was lucky I found the above, as the flowers are usually in clusters.

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While daintily pretty, the flowers don’t last long.  I notice that some trees with a beautiful crop of flowers lose them in 4-7 days.  I took these photos late last week and this morning, the same tree that’s pictured above doesn’t look as pretty as pictured because 3/4 of the flowers was already gone.

That is why as soon as I saw the flowers in full-bloom last week, I made sure to take some photos.

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Here’s my other favorite from this set.  This became my favorite because of the blue sky and the splattering of lilac, yellow, and green here and there.

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My other favorite is the main photo from this blog, and it’s because in that photo, the cluster of flowers look so defined.

For more information about Pink Tabebuia, click HERE.

3 thoughts on “Pink Tabebuia

  1. Pingback: Rosy Trumpet Tree | Thoughts, Tales, and Whatnot

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