I love the purple-blue of the Jacaranda flower. It is so soothing to the eye and the trees are so tall and lovely.
Common name: Blue Jacaranda • Hindi: Neeli gulmohur
Not native to India, but cultivated for ornamental purposes. I read that if the tree receives too much water the leaves appear first and the beauty of the flower is lost! After flowering, woody disc shaped seed pods appear.
This was photographed at Secunderabad Club.
Botanical name: Jacaranda mimosifolia Family: Bignoniaceae (jacaranda family)
Since the tree was tall and I could not take the picture of the flower at close quarters and till I get one sometime in future, I am putting up one from the www.flowersofindia.net here. ( seen below)