Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Catclaw Sensitive Briar
Give a thumbs up Sensitive Briar
Give a thumbs up Sensitive Vine Littleleaf Mimosa
Give a thumbs up Little-leaf Mimosa
Give a thumbs up Littleleaf Sensitive-briar

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Prickly
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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A prickly thing, Mimosa sp.? by purpleinopp May 25, 2016 4:31 AM 6

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