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Schotia brachypetala - Parrot Tree


Schotia brachypetala - Parrot Tree (Schotia brachypetala - Parrot Tree)

This Parrot Tree is located in North Park...it was in almost full bloom with its scarlet flowers. Pic taken today.



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Why the name Parrot tree ?
Shape of the flowers ?

25 Dec, 2008

 

Still wondering. LOL

28 Dec, 2008

 

Terratoonie:

Sorry, it's taken me so long to respond to your comment. I still have no idea though, why this tree is called a parrot tree. Just a guess, maybe parrots like the nectar from the flowers or the edible beans.

8 Feb, 2009



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