|Scientific Name||Mimosa borealis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MIBO2|
|Common Name||Fragrant Mimosa, Pink Mimosa||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26783|
|Family||Fabaceae (Pea)||Texas A&M Reference||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Dry soils in brushy areas, flats and hillsides.
Plant: Rounded, much-branched shrub 3 to 6 feet tall; slightly zig-zagging stems have ridges and sparse single recurved prickles.
Leaves: Bi-pinnately compound with 2 to 3 pairs of primary leaflets and 3 to 6 pairs of secondary leaflets, oblong to ovate, each about 1/8 to 1/4-inch long.
Inflorescence: Dense white to pink, ball-shaped inflorescence about 1/2-inch in diameter with many very small individual flowers each with 5 petals and 8 to 11 protruding stamens with dark pink filaments, aging lighter and yellow to pinkish anthers.
Bloom Period: March to May.
Fruit: Fruit pod less than 1/4-inch long, with a few prickles on lower edge.
References: Vascular Plants of Williamson County, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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