Thanks to the spring, the Paulownias of the Avenue Carnot are now blooming. Those trees are very rare in Paris. They give our Avenue an unique charm   The genus, originally Pavlovnia but now usually spelled Paulownia, was named in honour of Anna Paulowna, queen consort of The Netherlands (1795–1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia. It is also called “princess tree” for the same reason.[1] Paulownia is known…

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