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Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
Swearingen, J., K. Reshetiloff, B. Slattery, and S.
Zwicker. 2002. Plant Invaders of
Silk tree, sometimes called mimosa tree, was introduced to the United States in 1745 for use as an ornamental plant because of its unusual, attractive and fragrant pom-pom like flowers and interesting fern-like foliage. It occurs from California across the southern United States to New York in disturbed areas such as roadsides, forest edges and various open habitats. Silk tree is a hardy plant in the pea family (Fabaceae) that tolerates a variety of soil and moisture conditions, enhanced by its ability to produce nitrogen in its roots. It grows vigorously and displaces native trees and shrubs, spreading by seed and vegetative means.
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