Mimosa time

ImageOne of my favorite trees is, alas, invasive. I spent my early years in a small house with a mimosa tree growing in the backyard. Every year, I’d have picnics for my dolls underneath its branches. I still love the peacock crest-like flowers and the lovely scent. (it’s from Asia, and is also called a Silk Tree). I’ve been disappointed that Mimosa cocktails do not taste like the scent of its pink blossoms, probably because they’re made with citrus fruit juice.

So, what plant do you love, even though you’ve been told it’s a weed or an invasive?

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