The mimosa tree originated from Brazil but is now found naturally in many parts Mexico. The tree grows to a height of about 39 feet or less and has a dark grayish brown bark. The leaves are fern like and the flowers look like sweet smelling white cylindrical spikes. The ancient people living in Mexico have used the barks of the mimosa tree for treating skin lesions. This tree provides forage to the bees and food for the cattle, it is quiet resilient and thrives in dry season as well as the drought.