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1 September 2012 Naturalized Mimosa ( Albizia julibrissin Durazz., Fabaceae) in Illinois
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Populations of naturalized mimosa (Albizia julibrissin Durazz., Fabaceae) are reported from 32 counties in the southern third of Illinois. Literature and field studies suggest a significant range expansion of this taxon within Illinois during the last 50 yr. Most populations occur in open areas or along roadsides and forest edges, but a high-quality loess hill prairie on the Mississippi River bluffs contains high densities of mimosa seedlings and saplings. Mimosa is expected to continue to spread into suitable habitat based on its long history of invasion.

William E. McClain, Paula M. McClain, and John E. Ebinger "Naturalized Mimosa ( Albizia julibrissin Durazz., Fabaceae) in Illinois," Castanea 77(3), 231-234, (1 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.2179/11-037
Received: 2 September 2011; Accepted: 1 June 2012; Published: 1 September 2012
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