Soothing summer flowers

Rajib Kanti Roy

6 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Soothing summer flowers

The nature has wore a new look with the blooming of different summer flowers. The photos were taken recently. —Kamrul Islam Ratan

Summer is more popular in Bangladesh for its juicy fruits and diversity of fishes though the season’s majestic flowers have every characteristic to exceed all other features.

A variety of colourful flowers blooms in various tall trees during this time of the year in Bangladesh. Among them, the prominent flowers are Krishnachura, Radhachura, Kanakchura, Jarul, Sonalu, Nagalingam, Hijol, Bonak, Udla, Lemon, Ghasful and Jasmine.

While going around the breathtaking flowers, people get fascinated for a while as the flowers provide them the opportunity to rejoice the blessings of nature.

Despite the fact that all the summer flowers are not available in Dhaka owing to the scarcity of free space, yet if anyone pays a visit to Ramna Park,

Dhaka University campus, Chandrima Udyan, the street beside National Parliament, Baldha Garden in Old Town and Botanical Garden in Mirpur, different types of summer flowers which already have bloomed there would make the person happy with their gorgeous look.

For the past few years, Krishnachuras in Dhaka have been showing a late bloom - after the first few swathes of rain in monsoon. But this year, they are here relatively early.

The bloom is still young at Dhaka University, the road beside National Parliament and Chandrima Udyan, but the beauty of the flowers wouldn’t fail to mesmerise anyone.

Radhachura and Kanakchura are two intimate flowers of summer which are available in Ramna Park. Though they are similar in terms of the formation of leaves, the trees are altogether different.

The tubular golden yellow flowers hang downwards like bells. One part of the petal is upside down, the tip of stamen is blackish. The flowers bloom serially from top to bottom.

With wide, long and deep green leaves and bright violet petals, the blue beauty of Jarul is charming. In Dhaka, it can be seen in front of Rokeya Hall, on the north of VC’s residence of Dhaka University, and in Ramna Park and Suhrawardy Udyan. Another amazing summer flower is Sonalu. The yellow flower does not grow in large bunches or fills up its entire space. The trick is to look at it from right underneath, for then it becomes a chandelier of many layers, each yellow bud replacing a light.

Seen thus, it is like a precisely beautiful composition. Sonalu flowers are available near the Osmani Memorial Auditorium and in National Parliament area in the capital.

The Nagalingam blooms mainly in April and May and lives for over two months. The branches with flower clusters grow directly out of the tree. The flower can be seen in Baldha Garden and Botanical Garden in Dhaka.