Does Anyone Know What this Flower Is?

I stopped to photograph this beautiful tree, but I’m unsure what it is. Its blooms look like orchids and so I’ve always called it an orchid tree.  A friend thought it was an hibiscus, but I’m sure it isn’t.  Anyone know the correct name?  Jude at cornwallincolours has solved  the mystery.  It is, in fact a purple orchid tree.  Its scientific name is bauhinia variegata.  Thanks, Jude!  Go see her beautiful varied Cornwall sky photos.  The link is above.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

6 thoughts on “Does Anyone Know What this Flower Is?

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I love you!!! This is so much more satisfying than spending a half hour on Google!! I do appreciate your solving the mystery. I will post the correct name forthwith. Thanks, Jude. (That’s what my husband used to call me. I like it so much better than Judy.)

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