Mimosa - Knowledgebase Question

Puposky, MN
Question by ljsshaw
February 16, 1998
Where is the flower Mimosa from? Is it a small or large flower? What color is it? What does it smell like?


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Answer from NGA
February 16, 1998

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Mimosa (Fabaceae) is native to the tropics or warm regions of the world, notably Australia, Mexico, and the southwestern states. The tree offers fountains of fragrant flowers from January through February. The tree has feathery, finely cut, blue-gray leaves and clusters of yellow flowers. The flowers are about 1 1/2 inches wide and smell sweet, like perfume.

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