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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Mimosa in Michigan
Isn't the mimosa a plant of the deep south? Well, it's close to 100
degrees today, and there's one of them in full flower on West Liberty.
Kind of cool to see it here. This Asian species is a popular tree in the
southern states, due to its ferny foliage and attractive flowers. It
also one of those pesty things that seeds itself along roadsides and in
disturbed sites at every opportunity. You might even call it a kind of
biological pollution. But I'm staying away from terms such as 'unwanted
introduced alien' -- too politically loaded.