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Crepe or Crape ~ Day 239

This tree can be spelled different ways. I use Crepe Myrtle. Some use Crape Myrtle. The scientific name is lagerstroemia crape myrtle. The traditional Southern spelling is “Crepe Myrtle” (because the delicate flowers resemble crepe paper). However, across the US, it is more commonly found as “Crape Myrtle”. In Europe and Australia and other countries they use the Scientific Name, Lagerstroemia Crape Myrtle. So now you know!

I enjoy my Crepe Myrtle tree each year. It is a crimson color and is on the side of my house. It covers up all the meters and telephone boxes, etc. It is great as it grows each year and comes back year after year. I do cut it back at the end of summer so it does not grow over the top of the house. Some like to let it grow but I prefer, since this one is up against my house, to trim it each year. Love the blooms and there are berries that the birds enjoy as well. Enjoy your day!

©CarolDM2018

365 Photos Challenge Day 239

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