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Silk Tree, "Mimosa"

Albizia julibrissin

Description:

Very attractive small tree, but considered an invasive species in the Southeastern U.S. because it is so prolific. As late as the mid-1960s, they sometimes grew to be full-size shade trees. While extremely common now, they rarely grow to be very large.

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5 Comments

BrendanNicholls
BrendanNicholls 6 years ago

Similar folage to the wattle. Great flowers!

suzmonk
suzmonk 6 years ago

Thank you, I like silk trees, have since I was a child ... even if they are "invasive."

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

they are invasive,but also useful.Host plant to quite a few bugs. They have medicinal value too. Ornamental because of their lovely flowers and leaves.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wow beautiful flower great series !

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Beautiful spotting!!

suzmonk
Spotted by
suzmonk

Scooba, Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on May 18, 2010
Submitted on Jun 23, 2013

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