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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mimosa strigillosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Mimosa strigillosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Mimosa strigillosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Mimosa Vine, Sensitive Vine, Powderpuff Mimosa, Vergonzosa


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mimosa_strigillosa_25

June        

Pink to purple filaments long exserted, each terminated by a yellow anther, per Mimosa strigillosa (Mimosaceae) in Illinois (Basinger, 2003).

image of Mimosa strigillosa, Mimosa Vine, Sensitive Vine, Powderpuff Mimosa, Vergonzosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mimosa_strigillosa25b

June        

Unlike other Mimosa, stems not usually prickly. Leaves close when disturbed, per Mimosa strigillosa (Mimosaceae) in Illinois (Basinger, 2003).

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mimosa strigillosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Mimosa strigillosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Mimosa strigillosa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

934

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Habitat: floodplain forests, open wet areas, also cultivated, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Not armed

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Evenly 2-pinnately compound: 8-12 pinnae, each with 20-30 leaflets
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Legume

 

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