What would this be?

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  1. spafmagic

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    I found this fern.. tree?
    I'm curious as a beekeeper whether or not these are a viable source of pollen or nectar.
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Albizia julibrissin, silk tree or often called mimosa, though it is not a Mimosa species. It is a good source of nectar, but considered an invasive species in your region.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's not likely that M. pigra is growing in North Carolina.

    Be attentive when researching this re: honey. As Eric stated, it often has the common name of mimosa, but the scientific genus Mimosa is different.
     
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