A Tree Blooms at Zoo Miami: The Butterfly Tree
The Butterfly Tree
Zoo Miami is not only a haven for animals, but also a veritable paradise for some of the most beautiful and unique trees and flowers in the world.
Take, for instance, the butterfly tree (Erblichia odorata), a non-native tree originally from Panama and Costa Rica, which is found at our zoo and easily seen as you gaze across the lake at Amazon & Beyond. The tree grows between 25’ – 30’ and produces a beautiful flower which runs from yellow to deep orange, measures between 6” – 8”, and smells deliciously like an apricot. It is also the only flower of its kind to have bloomed in the United States!