Belle Isle Park challenge: Name that bloom!

Can you name these blooms?

For all the struggles in Belle Isle Park, with the newly planted trees tipping over and never seeming it take root, we’re finally seeing the landscaping start to bloom.

First, the yellow tabebuia came in beautifully. And this morning, we saw these spectacular pink blooms — and didn’t know the species. Take a look and fill us in!

We took the first photo around 11 a.m., on our way to Lincoln Road. When we came back around 1:30 p.m., the wind had blown them to the ground. We picked them up for a closer examination.

Again, if you know what they are, post a comment.

One response to “Belle Isle Park challenge: Name that bloom!

  1. I have seen these blooms also at Fairchild Gardens. It is called a Shaving brush tree. (Bombax ellipticum)

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