Albizia julibrissin

this time of year in Virginia … when the lilies bloom …  a tree that has always reminded me of my father makes its presence known  … scenting the air with its delicate fragrance

until today … I had never heard the proper name of what we have always called the Mimosa Tree

Albizia julbrissin

I think I will still call it by Mimosa 🙂


… nature is so amazing … I try hard not to take it for granted for even an instant  … especially in light of the fragile condition of our environment

Mimosa trees or Silk trees as they are also known … are fast growing with rather short life spans

bees … butterflies and birds Love this tree too


“In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.  No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” ~Aldo Leopold

I have been waiting to use this perfect quote found on a sign at Bull Run Park during one of our visits to see the Bluebells back in April

27 responses to “Albizia julibrissin

  1. very beautiful photographs hun

    Love Dawn xx

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  2. Marilyn Rock

    Thank you for sharing this Patty! What a beautiful tree with gorgeous, delicate and whispie blossoms. Nature at its best. Peace on this day and always – Marilyn

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  3. how beautiful patty. i’ve never seen such a tree. such delicate little threads…

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  4. So beautiful photos Patty! This tree reminded me vacations in the South Russia.
    Hugs
    Oxana

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  5. I love this tree too . they grow wild everywhere here in NC too. They are fun to press and put in my art work . they make great hair for fairies!
    tanks for sharing these great shots! Peace

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  6. I’ve never seen anything like it before! Very pretty.

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  7. We had one of these trees in our front yard many years ago…thank you for the beautiful pics and for a trip to my childhood!

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  8. Your photos bring back childhood memories for me. Our old neighbor had one of those trees and they intrigued all the kids .Great photography.

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  9. I had one of these in my yard at my previous home in Missouri. One winter it died because it got too cold. I love that you showed this beauty and now know the botanical name. Like you, I think I’ll still call it the beautiful Mimosa. Thanks for the lovely photos and memories.

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  10. Forgot to mention, the lacy leaves are wonderful for use as stencils and in monoprinting. They also press and dry well, too, but I suspect you know all that.

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  11. We had a Mimosa planted in front of the ‘picture’ window of our first little house in San Antonio…I can remember well the sweet fragrance..thanks for the memory.

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  12. I never knew their proper name either …but the softness in texture and color makes me think of dreams to come on a summer’s breeze. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  13. Hi Patty, isnt it beautiful ? Your photographs of these are stunning too. Beautiful work. I hope you are keeping well and having a nice summer
    hugs June xxxxx

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  14. That’s quite something. I never knew what a Mimosa tree looked like, I always thought the flowers were yellow, like the little Mimosa decorations that we used to get for cakes.

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  15. I had some in my previous yard- miss them here. There are two huge and gorgeous ones down the road a piece!! I may have to go beg for some seed pods to start some here. I love the scent…………….

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  16. Just LOVELY Patty.

    And yes we do have silk trees in New Zealand but they aren’t looking so beautiful right now as it’s the depths of WINTER and freezing!!!!!!!

    Again WONDERful photography – thank you.

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  17. I have never seen this amazing tree before wowza!!
    xoxo

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  18. Ohhhhhhh…I love Mimosas. (the tree..well, the other thing, too) Anyway…we had one in our yard in Fort Worth, TX when I was growing up!

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  19. Love your photography…you really capture nature at its’ best.

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  20. Mimosas remind me of my parent’s hometown in Georgia. Lovely photos.

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  21. Patty, Love these photos…I can’t believe I’ve never seen a Mimosa bloom up close until seeing it today on your blog. How beautiful…such a unique combo of textures, colors and interest. I thought for sure when I read your title that you had learned ANOTHER language..ha! Xo, Sue

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  22. What a beautiful tree! I don’t know if we have these in MIchigan or not, but they’re lovely.

    Yes, I’ve been thinking of the environment and cherishing the beauty around us a good deal these days. Things seem far more fragile than they used to. Or maybe we’re more aware.

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  23. beautiful! is that the tree that is sensitive to touch?

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  24. Oh how I miss the sweet scent of the Mimosa tree. Growing up in the deep south we had them everywhere and we would get “drunk” on the scent of mimosas and honeysuckle.

    What great memories you just awakened in me!

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  25. Aha! I took photos of this same tree in Thassos last week….now I know what its called; thank you Patty! I will post my picture this week. 🙂

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  26. I always wondered what these trees were….beautiful pictures….

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  27. I love Mimosas! ( the tree, too!!) ha! No, I really do. They are an old fashioned tree that no one seems to plant anymore. I grew up with those trees in Ft Worth in the 50’s!

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