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Official Tree of Los Angeles

Coral Tree growing in the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum Atrium. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

The official tree of Los Angeles is not a tropical palm, but the coral tree (erythrina). The stand of coral trees growing along the Brentwood median strip on San Vicente Boulevard (between 26th Street and Brigham Avenue) were designated a Los Angeles cultural-historical monument in 1976.

Flowers of the Coral Tree. Photo courtesy of Sarangib and Pixabay.com.