Saturday, August 13, 2005

Violet

The latest Photo Friday assignment is Violet


Princess Tree flowers, 2004.

I took this picture last summer, of a tree growing in a neighbour's front yard. These trees are quite common in my neighbourhood, and have the most glorious blue-purple flowers. I can't remember the real name of this tree (starts with an 'L'), but I have heard them referred to as 'Princess Tree'.

I kind of like the name 'Princess Tree'...

3 comments:

Bodhi said...

Lasiandra.

Bodhi :-)
Sydney, Australia

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks Bodhi, for some reason I always get this name confused with Lisianthus...

Thanks!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

the tree version is lasiandra, the bush version is tibouchina... I had a lasiandra here at Chez Speedboat, it was magnificent and flowered far longer than the usual period. the flowers and leaves make unbelievably good compost. but it died a slow death from borer :(