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Blue jacaranda (Jacaranda acutifolia)


Even before you see it, you sense its presence. Once in your field of vision, its sizzling, violet-blue floral explosion grabs your attention and holds it fast. Well, at least for me anyway... Driving at a fair clip on US 441 near Tavares, Florida, my eyes locked onto a fluorescent ultra-violet mass that shimmered in dark water of a canal. Mesmerized, I gawked, admired and then drove off the road. Recovering control of the car, I resolved to stop and pay a proper visit to this beauty on my return trip.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Lamiales

            • Family: Bignoniaceae

              • Genus: Jacaranda