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Queen Crape Myrtle

Atleast that is what I think this tree is!     Common name: Pride of India, Queen Crape Myrtle

This is blooming in the neighbourhood.  I took the picture the day I saw the first flower.  I should have taken it a few days later, when the tree was in bloom. 

The name crape ( I thought it was crepe?) – since the flowers seem as if they are made from crape paper – with its wrinkly, crinkly look. 

There is a postage stamp too – (source –

Botanical name: Lagerstroemia speciosa    Family: Lythraceae (Crape Myrtle family)


2 responses »

  1. yes it is the queen’s crepe myrtle


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