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Mimosa strigillosa (Powderpuff)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Mimosa strigillosa

Mimosa strigillosa Torr. & A. Gray

Powderpuff, Sunshine mimosa, Sensitive plant

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: MIST2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Ground cover
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AR , FL , GA , LA , MO , MS , TX

Growing Conditions

Soil 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.

Propagation

Propagation 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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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL

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 Bank

LBJWC-1132 Collected 2007-11-02 in Liberty County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bibliography

Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Mimosa strigillosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mimosa strigillosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mimosa strigillosa

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2013-10-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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