Mimosa strigillosa Torr. & A. Gray
Powderpuff, Sunshine Mimosa, Sensitive Plant
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: mist2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall when flowering. Sprawling stems root at nodes and may reach 100 feet long over time, forming a ground-cover.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AR , FL , GA , LA , MO , MS , TX
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Grows in most well-drained soil and is highly drought tolerant once established, making it suitable for dry, sandy areas.
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Cuttings , Seeds
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Native ground cover to replace grass in Florida.
February 04, 2008
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0940 Collected Aug 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1132 Collected 2007-11-02 in Liberty County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Research LiteratureReslit 245 - Evapotranspiration of herbaceous mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa), a new drought-resistant species in the southeastern United States (1997) M. Chang, A. A. Nuruddin, C. M. Crowley and M. D. ...
Reslit 246 - Responses of Herbaceous Mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa), a New Reclamation Species, to Cyclic Moisture Stress (1995) M. T. Chang, C. M. Crowley and A. A. Nuruddin
Reslit 367 - Eco-restoration of a high-sulphur coal mine overburden dumping site in northeast India: A case study (2009) J. Dowarah, H. P. D. Boruah, J. Gogoi, N. Pathak, ...
Reslit 1018 - Responses of herbaceous mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa), a new reclamation species, to soil pH (1999) A. A. Nuruddin and M. T. Chang
Reslit 2284 - Phylogenetic Implications of Inflorescence and Floral Ontogeny of Mimosa strigillosa (1989) J. I. Ramirezdomenech and S. C. Tucker
Reslit 2303 - Ontogeny of Inflorescence and Flower in Mimosa strigillosa Torr and Gray (1986) J. Ramirezdomenech
Reslit 2784 - New introduction of drought tolerant plant materials for parking lots and highway medians (1995) M. L. Robinson, U. E. Schultz
Reslit 2836 - Sunshine Mimosa: Mimosa strigillosa Torr. & A. Gray (2013) OecoHort, LLC
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 resourcesUSDA: Find Mimosa strigillosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mimosa strigillosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mimosa strigillosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-04-30
Research By: TWC Staff