Sunday, April 19, 2009

Today's Flowers #36: Tung Blossom, Vernicia fordii (油桐花)


"Snowing in May", it is the Tung Blossom season again.  Tung tree is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 20 m tall.  The seed was used to produce tung oil, which can be used in paint and varnish.  It is the best wood finishing oil.  In Taiwan, it is mostly grown in the wild.  


In May, the tree is covered with white flowers.  When the wind blows, they fall like snow.

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9 comments:

Denise said...

Your photos are charming. The first one with the waterfall in the background is a place I would love to visit, the blooms in the second are exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing them on Today's Flowers.

Kilauea Poetry said...

How interesting..they must be soo lovely when they fall too! Aloha-

Arija said...

Very bautiful flowers and a useful tree as well!

Regina said...

Wow. Nice post.

Tulip said...

lovely flowers with the waterfalls as the background. great captured.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh how lovely it must be when the wind blows and the blossoms scatter. You certainly have a great eye for photography.
Happy Twirls
USA

sunnymama said...

Those flowers are very pretty! What a lovely tree :)

kRiZ cPEc said...

Lovely flowers. :)

fiziskandarz said...

is it spring in taiwan now? [ but the flower name is somewhat-snow ] anyways nice pictures and great explanation.. i like! :D

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