Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Tropical Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, suburban woodlots, escaped and persistent in forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
NC Botanical Garden
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnately compound (evenly): 6-24 pinnae, each with 20-40 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink (with white bases)
5-parted calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Albizia julibrissin   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Albizia julibrissin   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-01-001:
Albizia julibrissin   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Albizzia julibrissin

 

COMMON NAME:
Mimosa, Silktree