All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

These Mimosa tree fruits are longer and wider than Redbud fruits. They have huge numbers of pods with several seeds per pod. Fortunately, there is an insect that eats the seeds before ripening (these trees are non-native and can be weedy), so many of t...
These Mimosa tree fruits are longer and wider than Redbud fruits. They have huge numbers of pods with several seeds per pod. Fortunately, there is an insect that eats the seeds before ripening (these trees are non-native and can be weedy), so many of the seeds never get a chance to become a new tree. Look for tiny holes in the pods just above the seeds, this is where the adult insect has emerged.

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