Meet the Ethereal Mimosa Tree

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Mimosa tree, Albizia julibrissin, is in bloom with its stunning flowers right now, which are very delicate, with fan-like clusters of stamens that look like feathery magenta hairs. They are intoxicatingly fragrant, but not psychoactive, unlike its relative by a similar name, the tropical Mimosa tenuiflora, which is used in powerfully entheogenic ayahuasca brews. Albizia and Mimosa are considered to be different genuses, even …

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