… all over Bangalore!
Though popular by the name of ‘Honge Mara’ in Kannada, this tree is also known as the Indian Beech Tree. Its scientific name is ‘Millettia Pinnata‘. The various parts of the tree are used for different purposes, including the making of soaps and oils. The tree provides dense shade, and one can experience quite a bit of coolness if one stands underneath it.
What attracts me to this tree, apart from its pretty flowers, is the smell of these flowers. It is heady and heavenly!
If you are in Bangalore at the moment, don’t miss stopping by one of these trees and taking a minute or two to smell the flowers! 🙂