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Marcus, Joseph A.
Mimosa strigillosa Torr. & Gray
Powderpuff, Sunshine mimosa, Sensitive plant
USDA Symbol: MIST2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AR , FL , GA , LA , MO , MS , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Grows in most well-drained soil and is highly drought tolerant once established, making it suitable for dry, sandy areas.
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Cuttings , Seeds
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Native ground cover to replace grass in Florida.
February 04, 2008
Where can I find a list of ground covers to replace my grass. I live in the south of Ocala Florida.
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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:
Brackenridge Field Laboratory
- Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0940
Collected Aug 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1132
Collected 2011-11-03 in Liberty County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2011-08-22
Research By: TWC Staff