Also called Persian silk tree and pink silk tree.

Part of silk tree  genus Albizia in legume / pea  family Fabaceae in order Fabales.

Native to southwestern and eastern Asia.   Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Control and Alternatives (Maryland).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 3)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Most legumes (including this species) cooperate with a bacterium that fixes atmospheric nitrogen into a form usable by plants and animals, allowing these legumes to grow in poorer soils, or have seeds and foliage higher in protein content, than non-legumes.

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