The flamboyant tree is another gorgeous plant you will admire at the River Antoine Rum Distillery and also across the island during the summer. The umbrella-shaped bouquet of reds, oranges and greens are stunning when in full bloom. Also called the royal poinciana, this burst of color originated from Madagascar. The plant was probably imported to the Caribbean during the slave trade era. If you get the chance to hear local musicians, chances are one will be shaking a foot-long brown pod. Rattling inside are seeds from a flamboyant tree.