Sunday, July 15, 2012

Firecracker Tree

When I lived in Central and South America, these lovely red flowering trees were common. I called them Firecracker Trees. It is actually a Ceibo, the national flower of Argentina and Uruguay. In English it is commonly called a Coral Tree or Cockspur Coral Tree. It is interesting how seeing a familiar flower or tree will bring back memories of times long past and how certain views have become fixed in my memory. After almost 50 years, I can still see the beautiful red flowers.

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen this flower. Each name shows the flower.