Jacaranda. At the end of spring Lisbon is covered in an exuberant adornment in nuances of mauve and purple blue.
This explosion of colour is due to the jacarandas that bloom in May-June.
And it looks like the city is covered with a slightly psychedelic painting.
In Lisbon it is a pride: it is the only capital city to be shaded by these azure covers.
The jacaranda is one of the many species of trees that the Portuguese were able to acclimatize after their travels of maritime discovery. The Portuguese these great navigators had introduced many unknown species. They came from Brazil, India and Africa. However, the inquisition had dampened their botanical enthusiasm. It had decreed that it was a satanic practice.