Cassia fistula​

COMMON NAME

Golden shower tree

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Fabaceae

NOTES

The golden shower tree is a medium-sized tree, growing to 30-40' tall in an upright form often open at the top. It is well-known for producing a show-stopping bloom of yellow flowers in May-June/July. Flowers are lightly scented. A second less significant bloom often occurs in September but without loss of leaves. Pods emerge green Flowers are followed by slender, terete, woody bean pods which grow to 2' long. Pods emerge green but mature to black, remaining on the tree until the following year.Flowers are followed by slender, terete, woody bean pods which grow to 2' long and have a pungent odor. Pods emerge green but mature to black, remaining on the tree until the following year.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southeastern Asia, Central and South America, northern Australia, Pacific Islands

NATIVE HABITAT

Dry deciduous forest at lower altitudes. Open forest and grassland.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

tropical.theferns.info