Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


934

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in floodplain forests, open wet areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Legume

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mimosa strigillosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mimosa Vine, Sensitive Vine, Powderpuff Mimosa


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

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

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).