Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pretty Tree

At La Trobe University today I noticed this little flowering tree. I don't remember ever seeing one of these before.

A closer look at the flowers and leaves:
Even closer look at one of the very soft flowers.
A bit of an internet search leads me to think it is an Albizia, possibly julibrissin, the Persian Silk tree.

1 comment:

  1. yes it is a silk tree, quite a lot of them grown around this area. very pretty when small but they do get larger and are subject to a grub which makes them drop limbs and look rather ungainly when much older. k.