More blooms in Phimai in March 2017

Another tree in bloom in Phimai this month has been the Lagerstroemia Loudonii  variety of crepe myrtle (เสลา – salao). The tree’s longitudinally fissured bark helps distinguish the salao from other crepe myrtle varieties in Thailand with similar looking flowers.

Lagerstroemia Loudonii

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Phimai in bloom – March 2017

One of my favourite plants in bloom in Phimai this month has been the Golden Shower Tree (Cassia fistula / ราชพฤกษ์  Ratchapreuk). The flower of the Golden Shower Tree is the national flower of Thailand.

Golden Shower Tree (Cassia fistula) in Phimai, Thailand.