Problem Plant: Mimosa

Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)       

Also known as Silk Tree or Silky Acacia, this Asian native was introduced from
China in 1745 and has been cultivated as an ornamental because of its showy
flowers. As a prolific seeder, it can escape cultivation and readily establish in
natural areas. It has spread throughout the southeastern U. S. from Virginia to
Louisiana, and is reported as invasive in a number of national parks including
nearby Rock Creek.

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Tags: Grows vigorously and displaces native trees and shrubs in dense stands at forest edges, Spreads along roadsides and in vacant lots in urban and suburban areas, Causes problems along waterways
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