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Marcus, Joseph A.
Mimosa roemeriana Scheele
Roemer's mimosa, Sensitive Briar
Synonym(s): Mimosa quadrivalvis var. platycarpa, Schrankia roemeriana
USDA Symbol: MIRO6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
, TX Native Habitat:
Common on rocky, chalky or sandy soils in North Central Texas and on the Edwards Plateau.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Conditions Comments:
This plant features recurved prickles on the stems and seed pods, but the best parts are the lovely pink puffball flowers and compound
leaves that close upon being touched. The plant is low growing and can spread up to about 6 if left unpruned.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
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
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0436
Collected Jun 18, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, MAC