Sunshine mimosas

Sunshine Mimosas at Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center in Davie, FL


One of many sunshine mimosas (Mimosa strigillosa) in the butterfly garden at Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center in Davie. This plant,  also called a "powder puff," looks like it has hundreds of tiny lights on the outside of it. It also has sensitive leaves ... so they close and droop upon contact.

I hope to grow some of these in the garden in the near future.