Tuesday, October 07, 2014


Don't know these trees, but they're fairly common in the parks.  The blooms should be outstanding... the thing is tho... despite the color and size, you don't notice them at first. 
Dense leaves seem to overwhelm them.  Anyone know an ID?

Update:  i finally wised up and googled the phrase "red flower tree New Orleans" and came up with Erythrina x sykesii, aka the Australian Coral Tree.   If im right this is a popular seedless hybrid in a genus that has over 100 species, so I may have got it wrong but im pretty confident.  


  1. Wow, those flowers sure are pretty. I can't help you with an ID though!

  2. Well, they make you think of bleeding hearts, but they are not trees, and not exactly the same either. Amazing blooms! I have no idea! Maybe the local botanical garden would know, or the county extension office? Take one of the blooms to show them! Good luck!

  3. I'm so sure I had seen these growing well around my place.
    My closest guess: Red Flame Tree

    1. James... the closest i can come is Australian Coral tree..

  4. Do they have a botanical garden you can go to and ask an expert what the tree is? Now I'm curious!