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Marcus, Joseph A.
Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera
Mimosa aculeaticarpa Ortega var. biuncifera (Benth.) Barneby
Catclaw mimosa, Cat's-claw mimosa, Wait-a-bit
Synonym(s): Mimosa biuncifera, Mimosa biuncifera var. glabrescens, Mimosa biuncifera var. lindheimeri, Mimosa lindheimeri, Mimosa warnockii, Mimosopsis biuncifera
USDA Symbol: MIACB
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A shrub closely resembling Pink Mimosa (Mimosa borealis). Occasional in open, unshaded areas. Branchlets armed with recurved prickles that catch on clothing. Leaves twice pinnately compound with up to 8 pairs of leaflet bearing axes, and as many as 12 or more pairs of leaflets per axis. Leaflets about 1/8 inch long. Flowers small, pinkish, in fluffy, spherical clusters, appearing in April. Fruit a dry, flat pod, light brown to reddish brown, up to 1 1/2 inches long, with recurved prickles on the edges.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: creamy,
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2012-09-24
Research By: TWC Staff