|Flame of the forest-Dhak tree-image released into the public domain by author Madhavi Madhurakavi.|
This is a picture of a young tree.The tree can grow up to 20 ft in height.
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Each leaf comes with 3 leaflets .The flowers are beautiful and bloom in clusters and are shaded orange-red.The flowers have 5 petals and 2 of them are smaller and curved giving it a beak like appearance so it is also called the ' Parrot tree' .
Palash tree in Hindi
Moduga-Palasa in Telugu
Palas / Palasa in many other Indian Languages.
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