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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Mimosa floridana   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomic Significance of Leaflet Anatomy in Mimosa Series Quadrivalves (Flores-Cruz et al., 2004)
Mimosa floridana

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, 1938)
Leptoglottis floridana

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Sensitive-briar, Powderpuff Mimosa


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image of Mimosa floridana, Florida Sensitive-briar, Powderpuff Mimosa

Keith Bradley    kab_mimosa_quadrivalvis

October    Polk County    FL

Distinct from M. quadrivalvis: nomenclatural adjustments are forthcoming, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Mimosa floridana   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomic Significance of Leaflet Anatomy in Mimosa Series Quadrivalves (Flores-Cruz et al., 2004)
Mimosa floridana

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, 1938)
Leptoglottis floridana

 

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933

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Habitat: Xeric longleaf pine sandhills and other dry, sandy habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems usually armed with prickles

LEAVES:
2-pinnately compound
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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