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Mimosa rupertiana (Eastern sensitive plant)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Mimosa rupertiana

Mimosa rupertiana B.L. Turner

Eastern sensitive plant

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Leptoglottis occidentalis, Mimosa occidentalis, Mimosa quadrivalvis var. occidentalis, Morongia occidentalis, Schrankia occidentalis

USDA Symbol: miru5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The paired leaflets close upward against each other when touched.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink


USA: CO , KS , NM , OK , TX

Additional resources

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


Record Last Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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