Mimosa Bush is a shrub which
usually grows to a height of around 1 to 1.5 metres, but it can grow up to 8 m
tall. Almost every part of the plant contains sharp thorns. The slightly
rough stems are a rich chocolate brown or grey, possessing long, sharp,
multiple thorns. The small, yellow, puff-like flowers are very fragrant
and appear in clusters in late winter then sporadically after each new
flush of growth, providing nearly year-round bloom. The persistent
fruits have a glossy coat and contain seeds which are cherished by
birds and other wildlife. Widely cultivated for its decorative qualities
and the essential oil obtained from its flowers for use in the perfume
Identification credit: Tabish
Photographed in Manipur & Delhi.
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