Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Mimosa - Albizia julibrissin   Durazzini
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AuthorDurazzini
DistributionThroughout the state; possibly in every county.

Native of Asia; in N.A. from CT to IL and UT, south to FL, TX, and CA.
AbundanceFrequent to common, except rare on the Outer Banks. Despite it being a reasonably common exotic, it seldom is overly troubling in natural areas.
HabitatRoadsides, persistent at old homesites, fields, meadows, clearings, unused urban lots, pine plantations, sometimes adventive in natural woodlands, forests, and pinelands. Widely planted in yards.
PhenologyFlowering May-August.
IdentificationMimosa (Tree) is probably familiar to most folks, due to its graceful wide-spreading crown shape and pink pompom flowers. The leaves are large but highly dissected into small leaflets. Fruits are long, dangling pods, green at first, turning brown.
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