Maruthu flowers in full bloom at high ranges of Kerala
Panickankudy (Idukki): Maruthu flowers (Arjuna tree) are painting the hills and valleys of the high ranges of Kerala white.
In the first two months, the flowers will be white in colour and will turn red gradually before falling. There are different varieties of Maruthu trees in the Western Ghats forest ranges in Kerala including Karimarunnu, Venmaruthu and Poomaruthu.
The flowers bloomed in the first week of November and will fall by December and January. The flowering of maruthu also announces the start of harvest season.
The blooming trees are also attracting a lot of tourists.