Lake Anosy located in the capital Antananarivo is surrounded by purple blossom in September. Jacaranda trees growing around the lake seem rather ordinary until their blooming season when they become densely covered with luxurious purple flowers with a touch of blue.
They bloom throughout November, forming purple carpets on the streets and on the lake’s surface afterwards. Jacaranda trees thrive in sandy soils, mainly in the highlands, they require lots of sun and are abundant in warm climates. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, however, it is not so frequently observed in Madagascar, except for Anosy lake in Tana.