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A deciduous, small to medium-sized tree that can grow 20 to 40 feet tall. The leaf arrangement gives mimosa a fern-like or feathery appearance. Mimosa flowering occurs from May through July.
Originally from China, Mimosa or Silk tree was introduced to the United States in 1745 and cultivated since the 18th century primarily for use as an ornamental. Mimosa remains a popular ornamental because of its fragrant and showy flowers. Due to its ability to grow and reproduce along roadways and disturbed areas, and its tendency to readily establish after escaping from cultivation.
Non-native ornamental tree found growing in my yard.
Spotted on Jun 12, 2013
Submitted on Jun 12, 2013