The Gulmohr is one of my favorite trees. I have seen it bloom in Bangalore since my school days. It usually blooms in late April, early May. Its brilliant red flowers are always a sight too see.
As kids, we would affix the inside of the flower buds to our finger nails to get a set of “claws”. The dagger-like pods were used as make-believe swords.
Here are some shots of the Gulmohr from Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore, India.