Pride of India’ Lagerstroemia Speciosa, Queen Crape Myrtle.
With the amount of medicinal and health benefits that one gets from Lagerstroemia Speciosa, the somewhat grandiose title bestowed makes sense -
Helps in Manage diabetes
Manage heart disease
And yes, they are blooming profusely all over Bangalore right now!
And if you examine the flowers, buds and fruits closely; you will be amazed by their complexity ..here I have made only one stage of the buds and fruits. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed myself cracking the techniques involved in making all the different and complex parts of the this flower. :)
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