Scott calls it the "Golden Showers" tree. It loses something in that translation.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Flora ... or Fauna, I forget which is which ...
This is our Golden Chain tree (Laburnum x Watereri). It's a beautiful shade tree, and in May it blooms with bright yellow grape-like clusters of flowers, similar to wisteria blossoms. It attracts lots of bees, and the flower clusters sway gracefully in the breeze. I fell in love with this tree the first time I saw it here in Seattle.