I'm surprised for something so common as this, planted along many street side is very much taken for granted.
Why? Well you can ask anybody who walks everyday by these streets and you will find that none of them would know what it the name of this tree. You see to the common people the textbooks that prints about flowers & trees are very much focused on the uniform of matters - one can easily identify a hibiscus, a bougainvillea, rose or even an orchid. But the common ones even those that grow along the street sides - its just another tree.
I for one have no idea what was its name. You will never find it in any school textbook. Nurseries do not sell or propagate this tree nor would you ever find this one growing in any private or personal garden. (of course, you can find it in parks & playgrounds)
All you know, someone would be grumbling while sweeping all the fallen yellow flowers littered along the streets and common walkways. And if you do ask them - they might just point it to you and say, "That yellow tree - who cares what name it is - I'm still sweeping this everyday..."
Then there is a season when the tree shed all the leaves and you would see those flat seedpod erected by the branches. Strange as it may seem - they do not easily propagate. In fact, I have not seen any of the seeds germinate and had grown their saplings anywhere.
I have got the chance to get upclose & personal with this tree. Very often the flowers bloom at the very top branch and one can forget about getting any close shots. (unless you got a very good camera) These are new branches growing from the bottom of the tree trunk. You can also notice that there are few caterpillars feasting on the flowers - and the best part, they have almost the same colour for camouflage.
You would notice the metal fence around this perimeter, its the same place where I have taken the ixora from. I guess this tree is also is going to say its farewell soon - just like the tamarind tree. Perhaps her last flowers days. I was thinking of taking all these flower spikes cuttings and arrange them in my house for Easter. Hmm....
These are the moments where I spend time with nature, where in essence I find & seek God in my quiet time, and along the way came this chronicles of my tropical container garden.
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