Swallowtail Butterfly on Mimosa

Butterfly on Mimosa Tree

Butterflies do not know that Mimosa Trees are invasive and this Swallowtail happily partook of the pink fluffballs these trees are known for.

Swallowtail Butterfly on Mimosa
Swallowtail Butterfly on Mimosa

The flowers have a sweet smell that can be overpowering but this late afternoon a breeze was blowing it away from me.

Swallowtail Butterfly on Mimosa
Swallowtail Butterfly on Mimosa

The butterfly bounced along at the top of the tree then disappeared into another flower grouping in the shade.

Swallowtail Butterfly on Mimosa
Swallowtail Butterfly on Mimosa

3 thoughts on “Butterfly on Mimosa Tree”

  1. I have one in my garden and I love it. Over here in Northern Europe they are not invasive and they don’t grow fast. But our climate is totally different from yours ofcourse.

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      1. I think I have it for over 10 years now, and it survived some really cold winters and each year it gives me a LOT of flowers for a long time 😀

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