Mimosa is a large genus of about 400 species in the family Fabaceae, native to tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world. Most of the species are herbs and undershrubs, but some are woody climbers or even trees.
Mimosas have round clusters of numerous flowers held on a single head. Each flower has long stamens forming a fluffy spherical head. Their beautiful leaves and clusters of fragrant flowers make them popular ornamentals.
Meaning: The genus name is derived from the Greek word “mimos”, which means “mimic”, and refers to the sensitivity and movement of the leaves which seem to mimic conscious life.
Symbolism: Mimosa symbolizes tenderness, sensibility and sensitivity. It also means to literally expand your life.