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Cassia fistula L.
Golden shower

Cassia fistula
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical Asia; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Cassia fistula has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Seminole Wayside Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Cassia fistula has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Cassia fistula has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Cassia fistula
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr