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Persian Silk Tree

By pamelajean
Or the Albizia Julibrissin Tree, also known as Mimosa.

A medium-sized, deciduous tree with a broad, spreading crown and large, mimosa-like bipinnate leaves. These fern-like leaves are very sensitive and will close when touched, and at nighttime.
It has fluffy rose-pink flower-heads, with prominent stamens, and was cultivated as an ornamental tree due to its fragrant and showy flowers.
The genus name, Albizia, honors Filippo degli Albizzia, an Italian naturalist, who introduced the Silk Tree to Tuscany, Italy.
The species name, Julibrissin, comes from the Persian word "gul-i brisham" which means silk flower.

Thanks for your votes, comments and awards on my last image - all very much appreciated.


Tags: Flowers and plants Silk flower deciduous tree Albizia Julibrissin Mimosa julibrissin Acacia julibrissin Feuilleea julibrissin Bastard tamarind Sericandra julibrissin Pink silk tree A native of Asia

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11 Aug 2022 5:23PM
I don't think I have seen this plant before, it looks very unusual and very attractive. Thank you for giving us its history.

11 Aug 2022 5:29PM
A lovely bloom image Pamela with excellent clarity.Smile
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2022 5:56PM
A terrific shot of these flowers
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
11 Aug 2022 7:42PM
Sparkly flowers --great colors in this image!
11 Aug 2022 8:32PM
great colours
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
11 Aug 2022 10:33PM
Excellent capture of this subject, and one I have never heard of:: superb detail and exposure.
Chinga Plus
11 112 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2022 10:34PM
Exquisite florals Pamela. Beautiful image and subjects.
Isabel GrinGrin
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2022 10:34PM
Like Val, I don't think I have seen this plant before
a beautiful image and flower Pamela
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
12 Aug 2022 12:07AM
A great capture of this exotic looking plant with a very good notes about it. Great colours and clarity, Pamela.
xwang 13 56 8
12 Aug 2022 1:51AM
The color is superb, beautiful shot.
franken Plus
20 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2022 7:57AM
Very nice, Pamela.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
12 Aug 2022 12:00PM
Can't say I've seen one of these before, but love your Persian Silk Tree, Pamela 😃 A super close-up capture 👍🏻
Trev 😀
James124 Plus
7 61 51 Portugal
12 Aug 2022 3:52PM
We had a magnificent example in our garden in SW France a very popular tree there.
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
12 Aug 2022 4:24PM
Floral explosions - lovely detail and composition.
Beautifully captured, lovely detail and light.
14 Aug 2022 10:19PM
Sorry Pam - forgot to award this the other day - the brain cell overheated ... 🥴🥵
Wonderful image! 🏆
23 Aug 2022 8:26PM
Such a cool looking flower .looks like they are made from Tiny fibre optic cables Pamela ..very well captured!

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