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Mimosa nuttallii (Nuttall's sensitive briar)
Muller, Thomas L.

Mimosa nuttallii

Mimosa nuttallii (DC. ex Britton & Rose) B.L. Turner

Nuttall's Sensitive Briar

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

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

USDA Symbol: MINU6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AR , IA , KS , LA , MO , NE , OK , SD , TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0175 Collected May 8, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Research Literature

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

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-09-24
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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