Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Marcus, Joseph A.
Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera (Benth.) Barneby
Catclaw mimosa, Catís-claw mimosa, Wait-a-bit
Synonyms: Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera
USDA Symbol: miacb
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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,
AZ , NM , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
Recommended Species Lists
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.
View Recommended Species page
Record Modified: 2012-09-24
Research By: TWC Staff