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In great news for Queenslanders and and a few suburbs in the Southern cities, the jacaranda trees are back in bloom.
The jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Mexico, Central America, South America, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and the Bahamas – but have been intensively introduced in North New South Wales and the Queensland Great-South-East.
The purple flower of the jacaranda has been a popular inclusion to Australian front lawns and parks ever since the first jacaranda was planted in 1864 in the city’s botanic gardens.
Each late September, the trees, which range in size from 20 to 30 m (66 to 98 ft) tall, sprout flowers are produced in conspicuous large panicles, each flower with a five-lobed blue to purple-blue corolla; a few species have white flowers, but they are less championed.
Local plumber, Kerry McGraham (34) says he fucking loves this time of the year.
“Fucken oath. The Jacarandas are back. Just in time for summer” he says.
“I love parking my ute underneath the things all day”
“Coming back to see the Hilux covered in the ‘Brisbane Snow’ at knock-off is heavenly”
Brisbane mayor, Graham Quirk says it’s time to unwind and let the cool Queensland winds breeze through the purple lids.
“Fuck yeah” he said.
“They are fucking back”