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Wordless Wednesday: Silk Tree

Silk tree have feathery pink flowers on their tops.

While touring the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose, CA, The Twelve-Year-Old and I spotted a tree with a smattering of feathery pink flowers.

If my National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees is to be believed, this is a silk tree. Here’s a larger photo of the same tree.

Larger photo of the same silk tree.
Silk tree. (Photo: Shala Howell)

In case you are curious — Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is a cute little place, great for kids 10 and under, with a smattering of animals, some kiddie roller coasters, and lots of playground areas to just enjoy being outside. My daughter at 12 was just a tad too old for it, but we enjoyed seeing the animals anyway.

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2 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday: Silk Tree”

  1. Fred Rayworth

    We call it a Mimosa. We used to have a huge one in Oklahoma. We tried to grow one here in Las Vegas but it couldn’t take the heat. Very pretty trees.



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