Albizia julibrissin



Albizia julibrissin, Westminster Glen, Austin, Travis Co. 2337


Albizia julibrissin, Westminster Glen, Austin, Travis Co. 2332

Scientific Name Albizia julibrissin USDA PLANTS Symbol ALJU
Common Name Mimosa, Silktree ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26449
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry-to-wet sites, spreading along stream banks, preferring open conditions but also persisting in shade.
Plant: Medium-size tree, 20 to 40 feet tall; light brown, fairly smooth bark.
Leaves: Doubly-compound alternate leaves 5 to 8 inches long; 20-30 pairs of oblong leaflets, each 3/8 to 5/8-inch long.
Inflorescence: Terminal panicles of showy, fragrant pink flowers, about 1 inch across resembling pom-poms.
Bloom Period: Spring.
References: www.texasinvasives.org and SEINet.
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