Lakebottom Tree Walk

Mimosa
Albizia julibrissin

The legume native to southern and eastern Asia is also known as silk tree. The deciduous tree, which grows 15-40 feet high, has a broad crown of arching branches. Its bipinnate leaves close slowly in the night and during rain. Widely planted as an ornamental, mimosa is known for its fragrant pink blooms. The tree produces numerous seed pods. It is invasive in nature and difficult to rid.

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