The spring blossoms of Jacaranda


The Jacaranda shrub/tree spring blossoms this time of year in some parts of the world. The sight of its purple blue flowers in big bunches hung in branches is quite overwhelming.

Streets are lined on both sides of these trees in full bloom get transformation of some sort. But usually, cities have long, line of Jacaranda which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of South America. And yet, this genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, can also be found in many parts of the world including the USA, some countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America.

In Brazil, the Jacaranda is used as the wood for the body of acoustic guitars while in China the leaves are used for making purple dye.

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