Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


933

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in xeric sandhills and other dry, sandy habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Bipinnately compound
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 (5/21/15):
Mimosa quadrivalvis var. floridana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mimosa quadrivalvis var. floridana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Schrankia microphylla var. floridana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Leptoglottis floridana

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Sensitive-briar, Sensitive Vine, Powderpuff Mimosa