Purple Orchid Tree and Stains - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, CA
Question by tgarcia42
July 5, 2006
Does the flower of the purple orchid tree stain sidewalks if stepped on?

Answer from NGA
July 5, 2006


The flowers generally turn brown before they fall off, but sometimes they don't. Because of the pigment in the petals, it is certainly possible for sidewalks to be stained if the flowers are stepped upon.

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