Normally I am not a plant that boasts...but I have to ask - Am I Gorgeous Or What?
I am now proudly displaying my fall foliage for all to see - who(what) am I you may ask? I am a Crape Myrtle (botanical name Lagerstroemia).
If you are not familiar with Crape Myrtle's, here is a little information from Wikipedia:
Lagerstroemia //, commonly known as crape myrtle or crepe myrtle, is a genus of around 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs native to the Indian Subcontinent, southeast Asia, northern Australia and parts of Oceania, cultivated in warmer climates around the world. It is a member of the Lythraceae, which is also known as the loosestrife family. The genus is named after the Swedish merchant Magnus von Lagerström, who supplied Carolus Linnaeus with plants he collected. These flowering trees are beautifully colored and are often planted both privately and commercially. Popular varieties used in modern landscaping include the bright red Dynamite Crape Myrtle, the deep pink Pink Velour Crape and the purple Twilight Crape Myrtle, which also has a bark that changes colors.
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