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Flame Trees

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In front of our house are several flame trees planted by our neighbor a few years ago.  They are now in bloom and I can’t resist taking a few shots of the bright orange flowers.  Seen from afar, they are really eye-catching.

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Flame trees are also known as Delonix Regia. They have fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers.  They are used as ornamentals  and in some areas, they call them Royal Poinciana or simply Flamboyant.  Exceptionally striking are the trees’ vivid red/orange and yellow blooms.   A study on the plant says that it is invasive because its dense shade and root system prevent the growth of other plants beneath it.