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Mimosa quadrivalvis var. floridana
Mimosa quadrivalvis L. var. floridana (Chapm.) Barneby
Florida Sensitive Brier
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Leptoglottis floridana, Schrankia floridana, Schrankia microphylla var. floridana
USDA Symbol: MIQUF
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems prickly and climbing, up to about 6 feet long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Pink to purplish.
DistributionUSA: FL , GA
Native Distribution: Peninsular Florida and the southeastern tip of Georgia.
Native Habitat: Open Longleaf Pine woodlands and scrub on sandhills.
Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Research LiteratureReslit 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Mimosa quadrivalvis var. floridana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mimosa quadrivalvis var. floridana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mimosa quadrivalvis var. floridana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-15
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus