Our first walk in Key West produced these beautiful tropical flowers (they had fallen below the tree just as you see them here). Apparently they are from a Pink Bombax, Shaving-Brush Tree, this deciduous tree is native to tropical Mexico. The tree is mostly leafless this time of year, better to see these pink beauties.

They start as an brown/yellow banana shaped bud (below-left) which peels down to reveal the pink “shaving brush” flower within. Just one small reason why we love tropical Key West.


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  1. Cindy M. Rhoades

    Beautiful photos of the Pink Bombax, Shaving-Brush Tree. One of our favorite things to see in Key West. They truly are mother nature’s artwork at its finest.

    1. admin

      Mother Nature, the original artist.

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