About those crape-myrtles seen all around town

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If you're a tree or history person, then you'll appreciate this bit of history about the flowering crape-myrtles all around Charleston.

The plant came to Charleston by way of the French who took it from China and Korea and its flowers can be bloom from deep purple to red to white.

The Charleston Observer has put up a nice piece that talks a bit about the history of the plant as it pertains to Charleston.

Go read it.

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