When I was in Fort Lauderdale last month, my sister was constantly referring to the poinciana trees and how amazingly beautiful they were. When she finally pointed one out to me, I took one look and said, “That’s a flame tree.” And so started a brief argument about what to call these trees. They are exceedingly common here on Guam, and we call them flame trees. But they are also known as poincianas, so I guess we were both right.
And yes, it is a beautiful tree. Strikingly beautiful.