Saturday, September 18, 2010

Asoka


Caesalpiniaceae

Saraca indica
Asoka    S

Sita Ashok, Sorrowless tree   E

Asogam      T

This is an erect tree, small and evergreen, with a smooth, grey-brown bark. The crown is compact and shapely. Flowers are usually to be seen throughout the year, but it is in January and February that the profusion of orange and scarlet clusters turns the tree into an object of startling beauty.

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