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Bauhinia variegata

pink flower of bauhinia variegata, butterfly tree

Bauhinia variegata IMG 6012 - The deciduous tree that produced this lovely flower is a fairly uninteresting subject for much of the year, but it's hard to ignore when it bursts into bloom. It's commonly known as 'Butterfly Tree' due to the shape of its leaves that, with their two segments, have the appearance of butterflies' wings. The flowers, as a bonus, are lightly perfumed.

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