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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly in Mimosa's Silky Blossoms by Jean Gregory  Evans

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… A Fluttering Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly dining in Mimosa’s Silky Pink Blossoms.
… Mimosa or Silktree Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) is an invasive species here in the southeast USA. In my little part of the world, we call this Mimosa but it goes by many different names around the world.
… Photo taken in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA in Macon County near the small town called Franklin.
SONY DSC-H5 1/500 sec. 72mm f/4.5 ISO-125
© Jean Gregory Evans

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  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownabout 4 years ago

    This one is incredible Jean, I have never seen one of these plants before.

  • Cal, this plant is a Mimosa Tree. It is a small tree that was introduced to the USA in 1745 as an ornamental. Now it is considered an invasive species but many people still enjoy them in their yards. This one grows wild next to the parking area of where I go to shop. The foliage is beautiful, the blooms are great beauties, aren’t they? And the perfume is almost overwhelming at times. Very Fragrant! The trees grow fast and, for a tree, they don’t live long lives.

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownabout 4 years ago

    Oh interesting, I have seen another species of the Mimosa Tree in Spain, it has little yellow flowers that are a bit like a pussy willow. It too has an incredible perfume.

  • I have only seen pictures and read about the yellow flowered mimosa and many other varieties of this amazingly beautiful tree. This pink one is scattered far and wide and here in my neck of the woods, it blooms in July. Next time that you head down to the South or near Atlanta, I’m sure you can see one, or groups of them!

    Oops, I forgot and added a comment instead of choosing reply. I see my mistake now, 13 days later, and so I fix it. Pardon my oops, please!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured image of this pretty butterfly and flower.

  • Thank you very much, patcheah!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Margot Ardourel
    Margot Ardourelover 3 years ago

    This is a real beauty Jean. I have added it to my favorites.

  • Thank you, Margot. And thanks for the fave!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 3 years ago

    oh this is so lovely:)

  • Thank you very much, Robin!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Ann.

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Karen. I’m quite thrilled and honored.

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 3 years ago

    Congratulations, beautiful Capture!!!!!

  • Thank you, Cynthia!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago


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