Jacaranda: Australia's prettiest blooms

Maybe you have heard about the Grafton Jacaranda Festival in Australia, in which you can immerse yourself in the natural wonder of the blossoming Jacarandas. The festival, which lasts from the last weekend in October to the first weekend of November, is the longest running floral festival in Australia. But the jacaranda flower is actually from the tropical and subtropical regions of South America.

The name of the plant is considered to be of Guarani origin, which means fragrant. Most of its flowers are purple and a few species produce white flowers.

Every spring, many streets in Australia are carpeted with the purple flowers of jacaranda, serving as a feast for the eyes.

(All images are from VCG)

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