Maharashtra State Flower - Jarul

What is the State Flower of Maharashtra?

Ans: Jarul Flower ( Lagerstroemia Speciosa )

Lagerstroemia speciosa or giant crape-myrtle is also called Pride of India. This ornamental plant is native to tropical parts and subtropical of southern Asia, India and the Philippines.  The leaves of the plants are used in tea preparation and the plant is also one of the herbal plants widely promoted by the Philippine government for its medicinal value.  In Theravada Buddhism, the plant represents the enlightenment.