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Plant Identification: Is there a night blooming mimosa tree?

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fastgloria
Detroit, MI

November 14, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9333310

Seen in Jamaica, West Indies. 20-25 foot tree. Flowers looked like mimosa, 8 inch diameter. Bloomed every night, dropped the blooms at dawn.
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Oradea
Romania

November 14, 2012
11:40 PM

Post #9333582

Did you try to add pic?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 15, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9333812

Your description of a tree that blooms at night and flowers fall off in the morning sounds like Nyctanthes arbor-tristis: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/95610/ However, its flowers don't bear any resemblance to mimosa so maybe there's something else that also behaves that way.
fastgloria
Detroit, MI

November 15, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9333838

I was on vacation, didn't have a camera. I asked locals (they always knew what plants were) but they were stumped.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 15, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9333840

Did you check the link I provided to see if that looks like what you saw?
fastgloria
Detroit, MI

November 15, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9333852

Yes, ECRANE3, I looked. It's nothing like the flowers I saw. As I said, they had a diameter of about 8 inches, and were single, not in bunches. They looked just like mimosa, huge feathery things, spectacular! The leaves of the tree also looked like Mimosa.

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