White Cedar Flower
The White Cedar Flower has been chosen as the Territorial Flower. It is the flower of the White Cedar Tree, the Territorial Tree which is indigenous to the Virgin Islands and was integral in the development of the Virgin Islands sloop and in turn, the economy.
Displaying trumpet-shaped flowers when in bloom, the white cedar (Tabebuia heterophylla) is a distinctive inhabitant of many islands in the Caribbean region. Also known as the pink trumpet tree because of its characteristic flowers, the white cedar is an evergreen to semi-deciduous tree with furrowed bark and an irregularly shaped crown. It has leathery green, oblong- or oval-shaped palmate leaves with blunt tips, which grow in opposite pairs.
White cedars are often pink, although they may often appear white, cream or light purplish-grey, appearing in clusters throughout the spring and summer.