Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1338

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands & forests, esp sandhills, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnately compound (evenly): 6-16 pinnae, each with 20-32 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink (with pink filaments)
5-parted calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
Usually 10 long-exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Mimosa microphylla   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mimosa microphylla   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-02-001:
Schrankia microphylla   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Mimosa quadrivalvis var. angustata

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Sensitive-briar