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Jacarandas in Bloom

Jacaranda in bloom surround the Memorial Branch Library at Los Angeles Memorial Park in Brookside.

The winter rains have resulted wonderful floral displays all over the region. The annual flowering of the city’s Jacaranda trees has been even more wonderful than usual.

While we were photographing the one above in our local Memorial Park for our story the other day, we were reminded of this wonderful story that ran in 2016 on about these wonderful trees that have become part of our local landscape.

According to LAist, there were 148,530 jacaranda trees in the city, as of 2010. Of course, like many beloved LA things, they are not native, but the Jacaranda trees have adapted and now thrive here.

The lacey leaves and open canopy of the Jacaranda make them an ideal street tree, transforming a neighborhood street for a few weeks every May or June.

The blooms do litter the sidewalk but we have come to appreciate the purple carpet of leaves.  Besides, they are only temporary. We advise enjoying them while they last.

And here’s one we saw last night, on the Marlborough School campus.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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