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Mimosa aculeaticarpa (Catclaw mimosa)
Leander, Bruce

Mimosa aculeaticarpa

Mimosa aculeaticarpa Ortega

Catclaw Mimosa

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: miac3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Size Notes: Small tree to 8 feet with spreading crown.
Flower: Flowers 1/2 inch across.
Fruit: Reddish brown 1 to 2 inches long
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

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



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


Record Modified: 2010-03-14
Research By: DEW

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