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Mimosa hystricina (Porcupine mimosa)
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Mimosa hystricina

Mimosa hystricina (Small ex Britton & Rose) B.L. Turner

Porcupine Mimosa

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Leptoglottis hystricina, Mimosa quadrivalvis var. hystricina, Schrankia hystricina, Schrankia nuttallii var. hystricina, Schrankia nuttallii var. hystricina

USDA Symbol: MIHY2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May



Research Literature

Reslit 2886 - Legumes of the United States. IV. Mimosa (1971) Duane Isely

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-02
Research By: JAM

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