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What flowering tree is this and can I grow it from the seedpods and what exact steps should I take to do so?

Should I take the green or dry brown pods?

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    What part of the world are you in? This plant is classed as a highly invasive weed in some parts of the world...
    – Bamboo
    Dec 25, 2018 at 12:12
  • @Bamboo I'm in HK. Wow, that's one beautiful invasive plant! Thanks so much !
    – Johan88
    Dec 26, 2018 at 1:22

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It's a Senna, most likely Senna pendula, maybe var. glabrata. Depending where you live, growing it deliberately might not be a good idea because it's classed as an invasive weed in many parts of the world. If you do want to grow it, collect the ripe (brown) seed pods, extract the seeds and start them off in pots,though to be honest, its so invasive you could probably just throw the ripe seed pods on the ground somewhere and they'd do it all themselves; this type of seed pod, once its fully ripe, brown and dry, will usually twist itself open and fire its seeds all over the place relatively violently. Information here https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/senna_pendula_var._glabrata.htm

  • Heh. I wish the weeds I have to deal with were as attractive. Instead I have thorn trees.
    – Boba Fit
    Feb 20, 2023 at 22:17

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