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Jacaranda fever

It's the season of purple-blue across campus — and much of Los Angeles.

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Jacaranda blossoms are a marker of spring at UCLA. The genus of trees is native to Central and South America and some Caribbean islands, but they are found now all over the world. 

At UCLA the best places to see jacarandas in full flower — glorious displays of purple-blue panicles — are on the north side of campus, especially around Murphy Hall and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. Keep your eyes open. You may encounter the purple rain anywhere.

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