The Jacaranda trees though planted all over Bangalore orginated in South America. These trees apparently love full Sun and Sandy soil.
That's probably why they were well suited to Bangalore soil condition. The
Red soil is pretty sandy here.
These trees come into bloom around the Exam time just before Summer vacation falls and so the time of their Bloom is called "Purple Fever" in Queensland. The fever before exam. I think that's really fun. Makes an exam seem so much more colorful.
This tree is also called the "Exam Tree" - now would you have thought of that?
Apparently in Australia, they believe that if the flowers fall on your head before an exam you will fail. In case you want to cancel the spell you must have flowers drop on your head for the second time. :)
To me these dropping purple flowers in themselves are a pleasure. Strewn purple on the grounds below scream of pure joy.
How many times will I fall in love, I ask myself.