Golden Shower Tree

Golden Shower Tree description by to-Hawaii.com

Native to southern Asia, the golden shower tree grows fast and up to 33-66 feet (10-20 m) tall. When in bloom its yellow flowers are a pretty sight and the name “golden shower” explains its look well. The tree’s seeds are poisonous. The tree has a very strong and durable wood.

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This photo of this stunning golden shower tree was taken on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

I love this image because this tree was laden with amazing, bright and happy blossoms.

Golden Shower Tree as described in Wikipedia:

“…….Cassia fistula, known as the golden shower tree and by other names, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. The species is native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia. It ranges from southern Pakistan eastward throughout India to Myanmar and Thailand and south to Sri Lanka. In literature, it is closely associated with the Mullai (forest) region of Sangam landscape. It is the national tree of Thailand, and its flower is Thailand’s national flower. It is also the state flower of Kerala in India and of immense importance amongst the Malayali population. It is a popular ornamental plant and is also used in herbal medicine…….”

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This image is a close-up of the flowering golden shower tree.  I love this buttercup color that makes me smile with sunshine.

 

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