So showy and ubiquitous, jacarandas can be mistaken for natives, but they originate in South America, and were introduced to Australia in the 19th century.
People are starting to notice the weather and climate, and to understand climate change better than ever before.
Climate change is causing jacarandas to flower earlier. If this trend continues, they could be at risk of flowering when it’s too cold and become dormant.
Over spring and early summer, jacarandas and their purple haze line many Australian streets. But how much do you really know about them?