Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tree in Bloom: Deigo, The Prefectural Flower of Okinawa (Photo)

This photo was taken in Naha Okinawa, Japan last Sunday while out searching for the torii in the last Then and Now post, Gokoku Shrine.

Designated as the Prefectural Flower of Okinawa in 1972, the plant is originally from India.

You could call it the Indian Coral Bean Tree if you like.

Erythrina Orientalis Murray is alright, too, if you want to speak like a scientist.

This information comes right off a government website. 

So, if anybody wants to argue, that's where they should go.

What I plan on doing is finding a deigo tree full of those red flowers.

It seems like I've never been in the right place at the right time to catch a photo of those flowers

when they are in their prime.  We'll have to see what we can do about that.

If you see me heading towards one of those trees with my camera this year,  you'd better not let

me catch you picking them.

It'd be a lot better if you just went and argued with the government. 

All I want is a pretty picture of a Prefectural Flower and I'm gonna get one.



Ryan said...

I'm guessing there's a Scottish connection here Mike, with the name Murray. A Scots botanist perhaps?

RyukyuMike said...

That could very well be where the scientist dude came from. Ya had me wonderin, for awhile, if someone hauled ya off; it's been so long since anyone's heard from you.