July 5, 2019July 5, 2019 Pamela Breitberg Rugged, resilient beauty… I first noticed the array of fallen flowers on the lawn underneath this huge Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) tree in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. This “tough and adaptable” (see https://www.chicagobotanic.org/plantinfo/tree_alternatives/northern_catalpa ) tree can grow up to 70 feet tall. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg The orchid-like flower of the Northern Catalpa is most striking. Here, some of the fallen flowers were still in full form and could be easily viewed and enjoyed. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg Grandiose in height and beauty. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg Summer lushness. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg And the beauty keeps rising to the skies. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg Share this:PinterestPrintRedditEmailLinkedInTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Beautiful! I had this tree in my backyard, as well. Then we moved. I never knew the real name of this tree, but I have painted the white blossoms. Wonderful pictures!
It makes a beautiful shade tree. When I was a teacher I had one planted by the playground; now to wait for it to mature into a real shade tree. Thank you for your comment.