|Scientific Name||Mimosa emoryana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MIEM|
|Common Name||Emory Mimosa||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26785|
|Family||Fabaceae (Pea)||Texas A&M Reference||Click Here|
Habitat: Desert environment; gravelly limestone and igneous soils in brushy flats and on slopes.
Plant: Low-growing, straggling branched shrub up to 3-1/2 feet tall; branches with numerous short recurved prickles; branches may be lined or grooved.
Leaves: Bi-pinnately compound with 1 to 3 pairs further divided into 3 to 6 pairs of small leaflets 1/8-inch or less long, covered with very fine hairs.
Inflorescence: Dense ball-shaped inflorescence about 1/2-inch across with many very small individual flowers each with 5 petals and 10 protruding stamens with pink filaments and yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: May to July.
Fruit: Fruit pod about 1-3/8 inches long and 1/4-inch or less across, covered with short yellow prickles.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey.
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