What tree has a flower like this?

Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,815

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A friend has sent me a photo of a flower which comes from a tree and is scented. Does anyone know what it is, please?

 

Dordogne and Norfolk

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,273

    It might be the foxglove tree, Paulownia?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,044

    Could be Paulownia tomentosa

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,044

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,273

    image I've never seen one in real life but they look marvellous.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493

    I have seen them flower in the Med and in South Africa. The scent was Almond like to me. I do a good job of killing them in my garden.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,815

    Gosh that was quick! Thank you. I don't know it at all.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,273

    I like the wikipedia entry that tells of the early Chinese porcelain exporters using the seedheads as a sort of bubblewrap. The seedheads burst in the countries that the porcelain was exported to and the trees occur along railway lines from back in those days. A bit of a pest now apparently in the States.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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