The trees produce flowers amidst the harsh weather of wind and waves.

A majority of islands of the Spratly archipelago have barringtonia asiatica trees.

They have become soldiers’ friends.

Flowers in the midst of the green leaves…

… fascinate people coming to the islands from the mainland.

The flowers in blossom at night

The flowers are still charming when they fade.

The image of barringtonia asiatica has come to represent the affection of Spratly islands for the whole country.