Tree? Funny looking white cotton like blooms

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Date Photo Taken: 04/23/2013
Location: McDonough, GA
Posted By: mannaribbit

Notes:

I moved into my home 3.5 years ag0. We have 2.5 wooded acres. This tree (?) is in my front yard and I have no clue what it is. I want to make sure I am caring for it properly. I have noticed it is growing into the pathway and almost seems to be getting tangled within itself. In spring it starts with these strange almost caterpillar/cotton like blooms, then it turns all green. Any ideas?

COMMENTS

  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I can’t see the blooms. Could it be a fringetree? They’re blooming now.

    April 24th, 2013 at 5:08 pm
  2. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Could it be a Mimosa caesalpiniifolia? The “caterpillar/cotton like blooms” and the shaping of the branches suggests that to me…

    April 29th, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  3. Amanda Unregistered says:

    The blooms appear suddenly and go away just as fast

    May 6th, 2013 at 12:39 am
  4. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Did they look like this?

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Mimosa_caesalpiniaefolia_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mimosa_caesalpiniaefolia_1.jpg&h=2592&w=3456&sz=3044&tbnid=rnr5Caaa1OQkDM:&tbnh=95&tbnw=126&zoom=1&usg=__zXFt_gCD719ndtjaca9YerjGwDc=&docid=gpd6La-uGQtPHM&sa=X&ei=t3mJUbzkGIOK8QTFq4CICw&ved=0CDgQ9QEwAQ&dur=244

    May 7th, 2013 at 6:02 pm
  5. mannaribbit Registered says:

    Very similar, mine are more compact

    May 14th, 2013 at 2:50 am
  6. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    I’m leaning toward the white Mimosa then. :)

    May 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

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