From my childhood, Gulmohar has remained in my top favorite. Gulmohar is a prominent flowering tree in India. It blooms in different times of summer depending on its sub-species. The bright red flowers create beautiful natural carpets. At some places, I have seen uncountable trees of Gulmohar that create scenes that put heaven on display, just that the temperature becomes unbearable sometimes in the afternoon.
A few days back, we went to a famous location of Pune, named Parvati. The bloom of Gulmohar on the hill was stunning. We kept looking at it with amazement for a real long time!
Structurally, there are bunches of flowers on each branch. Did you note that each bunch has an odd white flower? Or is it a petal? I have been enjoying Gulmohar from my childhood, but did not ever notice any such thing until I saw the top view that day.
When I was a kid, we used to eat Gulmohar petals. The taste is bitter-sour, and tempting. I know some might be wondering how that taste can be tempting. But it's nature; one same taste can have varying temptations with varying items. You have to eat a Gulmohar petal to know what I mean :)