Our seeds from last week came from the mimosa or silktree, Albizia julibrissin.
Thanks to my cousin Karen Gibson, we have some great photographs of the mimosa tree.
Mimosas are small tree. This one is covered with the seed pods that yield the seeds.
Here’s a closer view of the seed pods.
As you can see, the seeds are smooth and shiny.
You might wonder why people would want to grow this tree that was originally from Asia.
It is because at other times of the year the tree looks like this.
The flowers are a lovely, delicate pink.
The flowers have a scent, especially at night. They attract night-flying moths.
Mimosa trees grow throughout the South and up the East Coast, into New England.
Have you seen a mimosa tree?
Karen, thank you very much for sharing your photographs and your seeds. You can see more about Karen at her blog, Musings, Mischief and Mayhem.