- Flower nameLeucaena leucocephala
- Scientific nameLeucaena leucocephala
- Alias銀合歓, White Popinac, Leucaena leucocephala, Faux mimosa
- Place of originMexico
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Park
- Flowering seasonMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
- Language of flowersHeartbreak, joy
What is Leucaena leucocephala
Leucaena leucocephala,or Gin-nem (scientific name: Leucaena leucocephala) is native to Mexico and is an evergreen shrub of the genus Legume family. It is a naturalized plant from South America. Leaves are alternating with even number two feathered compound leaves. In the early summer, a large number of white or light yellow-green stamens are gathered and flowers that look like white hemispheres bloom. At night, close the leaves together to sleep. It is a leguminous plant, but butterfly shaped flowers peculiar to the legume family do not bloom. In similar flowers, there is a nemokei (pleated tree) that makes pink flowers bloom.
Common name: Leucaena leucocephala or Gin-nem, Scientific name: Leucaena leucocephala, aka: White Popinac, Leucaena, Faux mimosa, Origin: Mexico, tree height: 5 to 7 m, tree shape: inverted umbrella, bark: gray brown, leaf color: green, flower color: white, inflorescence diameter: 5 cm, flowering period: March to October, fruit shape: ellipse Shape, Seed shape: Oval shape, Seed color: Brown.