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Purple Lagerstroemia speciosa flower with yellow stamens in sunlight
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Lagerstroemia speciosa (Queen's Crape Myrtle)

A large tree Originating from tropical southern Asia, that boasts beautiful pink to purple flowers. Growing best in warm, humid climates the flowers manifest in erect panicles​. The leaves of this tree are known to contain over 40 bioactive compounds which have been associated with a myriad of health benefits including lowering blood sugar levels. Other pharmacological effects associated with Lagerstroemia speciosa include antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer, hypolipidemic, anti-obesity, and analgesic properties​. Photographed in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Dark pink Lagerstroemia speciosa flowers
Purple Lagerstroemia speciosa flowers in dabbled sunlight

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