Cat Claw Mimosa (Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: Usually 2 to 3 feet , occasionally attaining heights to 8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: 3/4 inch to 1.5 inch long, constricted legumes containing numerous seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Fire Resistant
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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