Cassia Fistula Blossoms Soon To Bloom In South Lake Tahoe


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Cassia fistula photographed in South Lake Tahoe. (If I have misidentified, please kindly let me know in comments and I will change it.)

“{It is} commonly known as golden shower, purging cassia, Indian laburnum, or pudding-pipe tree,” according to Wikipedia.

“{It} is a flowering plant in the subfamily, Caesalpinioideae of the legume family, Fabaceae. The species is native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia. It ranges from eastward throughout India to Myanmar and Thailand and south to Sri Lanka and southern Pakistan.

“It is a popular ornamental plant and is also used in herbal medicine,” Wikipedia’s description continues. “It is both the national tree and national flower of Thailand. It is the state flower of Kerala in India. It is the provincial flower of North Central Province in Sri Lanka.



Glenn Franco Simmons

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