Mimosa ~ An Exotic Flowering Tree

SummerJade

Joined October 2008

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Hummingbirds, butterflies, deer, birds and bees, all love mimosa flowers. The mimosa tree is sometimes called the Persian silk tree. The Persian name means “night sleeper,” and in Japan it is known as the sleeping tree. That is because the bipinnate leaves fold up at night and during rainstorms.
Bipinnate simply means that instead of one undivided leaf, the leaves are separated like those of a fern. The flowers are anywhere from pale to deep pink and form in clusters that look like fine silk threads. The flowers and leaves are not toxic and some people cook them and eat them like a vegetable or make tea from them, but avoid the very poisonous seedpods and seeds.

Adjusted in Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, Canon Zoom Lens 50x IS, 4.3-215.0mm 1:3.4-6.5 USM
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).
Season: summer, July 22nd.
Dedicated to survivors like this tree which was struck by lightening once.
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