Flowers that bloom in Lalbagh in March

Lalbagh is quite colourful in March, thanks to the flowers that bloom in the season. Take a virtual floral tour of Lalbagh through this feature!

Several blooms to delight the senses! A walk in Lalbagh is always something that will bring a lot of joy. I decided to capture some of the blossoms that appealed to my eyes, my nose, my touch, and sometimes, as they rustled in the morning breeze, to my ears, too! Some of them are quite uncommon trees that I have not yet seen outside the park.

The Purple Bauhinia (Bauhinia blakena) and the Cabbage Bark Tree (Andira inermis) can be seen in the garden.

These are the flowers of the Cabbage Bark Tree (Andira inermis). Pic: Deepa Mohan

The beauty below is known as Pride of Bolivia (Tipuana tipu). It tickles me that a tree which is apparently named after the Tiger of Mysore should have the common name, Pride of Bolivia!

The Pride of Bolivia (Tipuana tipu) Pic: Deepa Mohan

The “octopus” flowers of the Umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla), are just beginning to bud. Then there is Rangoon Creeper (Combretum indicum) – children as well as birds love to sip the drop of nectar from this flower! The flowers have a lovely, heady fragrance, too.

Children, as well as birds, love to sip the drop of nectar that can be found at the base of this flower. Pic: Deepa Mohan

The Kanaka Champa (Pterospermum acerifolium) is another beauty to behold:

The Kanaka Champa (Pterospermum acerifolium). Pic: Deepa Mohan

Finally, here is one of the most beautiful…. the Philippine Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) that blooms annually at this time. The unusually coloured blooms, in close-up:

The unusually coloured blooms in close up Pic: Deepa Mohan

The video compilation of all these flowers and more:

All these photos were taken in Lalbagh on 1st March 2017. These are only a few of the many flowers you can see right now… so do go and visit our beautiful public park, and enjoy the flowers in one of our lung spaces.

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