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Cassia grandis, Pink Shower, Coral Shower, Horse Cassia

Cassia grandis

Pink Shower, Coral Shower, Horse Cassia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Central and South America, Amazon
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Deciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

A medium size semi-deciduous tropical tree having profuse blooms of pink flowers throughout the Spring. It usually blooms earlier (February-April) than many of its common relatives. Has only moderate hardiness, surviving only brief cool spells. Large, hard, black pods up to 3' are produced after flowers fade in summer. The sweet pulp of fruit is edible and used as a laxative.

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