Pride of India flower
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. :)