Mimosa, not the champagne kind, are blooming now. Mimosa is not a native species and is very invasive. Thank goodness we don't have any on our property because I probably wouldn't have the heart to cut them down. The pink pom-poms and fern like leaves are pretty on the roadsides. In the fall they get these pea-like seed pods that are beautiful. Unfortunately, mimosa is a nuisance.
This plant like wisteria, kudzu, nandina and others got planted in someone's formal garden and vigorously reproduced and ran wild. Now, mimosa is everywhere (except our property) and I think of it as having a bit of Southern history.