16 responses to “Mimosa monancistra”

  1. Beverley

    Mimosa, mi-mo-sa; from Gr. mimos, imitator, referring to the sensitivity of the leaves to touch or injury. Plant Names Simplified, Johnson and Smith.

  2. George L. in Vermont

    I just love this stuff!! Speciation occurring on isolated ‘high altitude islands’. Selective differentiation driven by ‘different local soil conditions’. It is so rich and so precious! Let the gratitude and wonder flow! This is what energizes us to step into our unigue individual roles in these changing times. May it be so!
    Wonderful photo and write-up, Daniel. Thank you!

  3. Margaret-Rae Davis

    Growing up in Newburyport Massachusetts, which was a clipper ship town on the Altantic ocean. I remember a Mimosa tree that was so beautiful. It grew in a sheltered garden and was brought home on a clipper ship in the 1800’s. Thank you for bringing back such wonderful memories. The picture is so beautiful.

  4. van

    Stunning photograph. The lighting is perfect. I’m always glad to see a Mimosa I haven’t seen before. This one is a beauty.

  5. George L. in Vermont

    I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is a wonderful mingling of north and south biologically. The large Mimosa in the neighboring yard always seemed an exotic and improbable portal into a more tropical and primitive world, blooming and spiring in the sun, bracketed by darkling spruces!

  6. bev

    Great post, photo and comments. George, it’s nice to know nature is still doing its thing despite all our efforts to interfere…..
    I, too, love the U.S. east coast Mimosas, although many of them have succumbed to a “blight” (not sure this is botanically correct term). But the color of this one in the photo is stunning!

  7. Roberta

    Is this the “Catclaw” vine that is sold in nurseries in Tucson? If so, I will get one because it looks beautiful. I tried to grow one once, but it didn’t make it. (I like plants that have to do with cats.) The Catclaw vine that is sold here in Tucson can damage walls I heard, thus the name.

  8. Roberta

    P.S. The flowers seem very similar to our Pink Fairy Dusters which bloom in the spring. The color of the flowers evoked Jacaranda memories, too.

  9. Annie

    Brings back such sweet memories of the beautiful mimosa trees in the town where I grew up in Gulf Coast Texas. And in the South one pronounces the first syllable ‘muh,’ as in mother, for ‘muh MOE suh.’ Lovely, lovely trees, but one had to watch out for cut worms that would ring a branch and eventually drop it off.

  10. Elaine Chrysler

    I grew up in the high desert of very northern California, sage brush and juniper trees. there is a lot of its own beauty there. but, I love to see all these different and to me exotic plants

  11. Lady Cyn DeFay, D.D.

    Does anyone have any helpful hints to care for a mimosa tree in the Desert region of Oregon whose branches are dying and leaves & blossoms falling off….
    its being watered and given fish emulsion for fertilizer…
    Poor Momma Mim…. can any one please suggest anything to save her?

  12. Rodney Young

    Actually, the very widespread tree in this country usually referred to as mimosa is Albizia julibrissin.

  13. Deanna Wheeler

    As a child I used to sit on a large branch on our Mimosa with a book and read. My favorite spot.

  14. olivehaley

    I just bought three, that look like this one but mine are red with fatter rounder leaves.

  15. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    Very lovely tree. And the photo, another beautiful study in pattern, colour, texture.
    I wish this tree could survive Toronto’s winters. I’d plant a bunch of them, everywhere.

  16. Esteban From es:Wikipedia

    How I can get permission to upload this photo to Wikimedia Commons? I am writing an article about Mimosa monacistra and I really like to use it.
    From already thank you very much.
    Esteban (WM USER:J3D3) – esteban_mercol@yahoo.es

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