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MIMOSA (SILK TREE) ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN

Its a Big tree flowers

Officially called Silktree but more commonly known as Mimosa, this naturalized small ornamental tree from China is common in edge habitats, such as along roadsides, beside parking lots, and bordering powerlines. The twice-compound leaves with many fine leaflets and pink powderpuff flowers are very distinctive. The genus Officially called Silktree but more commonly known as Mimosa, this naturalized small ornamental tree from China is common in edge habitats, such as along roadsides, beside parking lots, and bordering powerlines. The twice-compound leaves with many fine leaflets and pink powderpuff flowers are very distinctive. The genus Albizia is often misspelled Albizzia.

 

After a late leafing-out, the very fragrant flowers appear in June and continue through the summer, followed by flat bean-like pods. The flowers are favorites of insects, such as this bumblebee, and hummingbirds.

 

The bark is smooth, especially on young trees.

 

The only similar tree in North Carolina is Albizia kalkora, which is locally naturalized on the Duke campus. It has larger leaflets and rougher bark.

 

Comparison of the bark of Albizia julibrissin (in front) and A. kalkora.

is often misspelled Albizzia.

 

After a late leafing-out, the very fragrant flowers appear in June and continue through the summer, followed by flat bean-like pods. The flowers are favorites of insects, such as this bumblebee, and hummingbirds.

 

The bark is smooth, especially on young trees.

 

The only similar tree in North Carolina is Albizia kalkora, which is locally naturalized on the Duke campus. It has larger leaflets and rougher bark.

 

Comparison of the bark of Albizia julibrissin (in front) and A. kalkora.

 

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Taken on July 26, 2006