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MOUNTAIN EBONY  #3   /   (Bengali = কাঞ্চন) | by 3Point141
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MOUNTAIN EBONY #3 / (Bengali = কাঞ্চন)

Flowers of the Mountain Ebony tree, also called the Orchid tree.

Bauhinia variegata

Family Fabaceae

Private Garden, Merritt Island, Florida, USA.

 

NOTE: Not to be confused with Bauhinia purpurea.

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The Mountain Ebony is so invasive in Florida that it had made the following list;

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council's List of Invasive Plant Species

www.fleppc.org/eddmaps/florida.cfm

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Taken on March 23, 2011