Powderpuff, Sunshine mimosa, Sensitive plant
USDA Symbol: mist2
USDA Native Status:
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Ground cover
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
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 Suppliers DirectoryAccording 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
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 2007-11-02 in Liberty County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Mimosa strigillosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mimosa strigillosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mimosa strigillosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-10-25
Research By: TWC Staff