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Mimosa texana (Texas mimosa)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Mimosa texana

Mimosa texana (A. Gray) Small

Texas Mimosa, Wherry Mimosa

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Mimosa biuncifera var. lindheimeri, Mimosa borealis var. texana, Mimosa wherryana, Mimosopsis wherryana

USDA Symbol: MITE6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 7 feet tall.
Flower: Flowers in 1/2 inch globes
Fruit: Brown

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Hillsides, Slopes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Caliche type Sandy Sandy Loam Medium Loam Clay Loam Clay


Use Ornamental: Aromatic, Showy, Attractive, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-bees, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-moths, Nectar-insects, Nesting site, Cover
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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


Record Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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