Flower NameAlbizia julibrissin
Formal NameAlbizia julibrissin
HabitatJapan, South Asia
Morphdeciduous small and tall tree
Albizia julibrissin (scientific name: Albizia julibrissin) is a native of Japan and South Asia, and it is a deciduous small and tall tree of the family Fabaceae. In early summer, a lot of peach stamens gather and hemispherical flowers bloom. In the evening, I will sleep the leaves together. Although it is a leguminaceae, the flowers do not have the butterfly shape unique to the legume family, they are alternating with even number of feathered compound leaves. When dried, the bark turns into a herbal medicine called gouganhi, which is used as a back pain or sedation agent.
Common name: Albizia julibrissin, aka: nebunoki, silk tree, Place of Origin: Japan, South Asia, height: 6 to 10 m, flower color: peach flower, inflorescence diameter: 5 cm, flowering period: June to August, leaf color: green, tree shape: inverted umbrella, bark: gray brown, fruit shape: oval, Seed shape: oval, seed color: brown.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf typeTernate-Compound Leaf
SeasonJun Jul Aug
Height600 ~ 1000 [cm]
Diameter5 ~ 5