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Acacia mimosa

Mimosa d’hiver
Mimosa

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

10 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

to 30 m

Description

Evergreen, introduced into France from Australia in 19th century. It has become invasive in certain areas, the tree prevents other plants from growing underneath. The principal winter flowering species are Acacia bailyeana and Acacia dealbata.

The flowers are used in the Grasse perfumery industry. Under the common name, ‘Mimosa’, bouquets of fresh flowers are exported to countries all over Europe.

Flowers

The small, round, pale to deep yellow flowers form large terminal clusters.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided, grey-green to silvery in colour

Fruits Seeds

Pod: flattened, long and slender, 4-10 cm long.

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