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Houston, TX USA
Sambodude
May 29, 2020 6:20 AM CST
Hi everyone. I'm located in Houston TX. I have this weed in my backyard which is very stubborn and growing. I tried spraying multiple products available at local stores but no luck. Anyone knows what's the name of this plant/weed?
When it is touched, it folds it's leaves on itself as a defense mechanism I guess.
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.





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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
May 29, 2020 6:25 AM CST
Mimosa, could be Mimosa pudica, need to see flower though
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Sambodude
May 29, 2020 7:34 AM CST
I never seen a flower but I'll keep an eye. thank you so much for your reply

Name: stone
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stone
May 29, 2020 7:36 AM CST
looks like a mimosa tree to me... not Mimosa pudica.

can I ask why your first response was to reach for something toxic, rather than a shovel?

mimosa trees usually are pretty easy to dig out.

Edit:
I take it back... on rechecking the first picture, I see the thorns.
I'd put that beautiful vine in a flower bed!
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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
May 29, 2020 7:48 AM CST
Glad if that can help, also please search for other Mimosas present in your area, looking back at your plant's leaves the leaves, I would like to rectify, I think that is not M pudica, but could be Mimosa strigillosa, or other similar
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
May 29, 2020 7:57 AM CST
is it thorny?, since I can't see clear. M strigillosa usually thornless..
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Sambodude
May 29, 2020 8:31 AM CST
It's widespread among the backyard grass so I can't shovel it out. It's really not thorny (I think).
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DaisyI
May 29, 2020 11:03 AM CST
Definitely a Mimosa sp. It is most likely M. strigillosa as that is native to the Gulf states. The native plant society of Florida says it grows .25 to .5 ft high and 100 ft wide. Oops!

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porkpal
May 29, 2020 3:29 PM CST
Sensitive brier, Mimosa nuttallii, I believe.
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stone
May 30, 2020 8:34 AM CST
DaisyI said:Definitely a Mimosa sp. It is most likely M. strigillosa as that is native to the Gulf states. The native plant society of Florida says it grows .25 to .5 ft high and 100 ft wide.

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Gorgeous!

I have similar... whether this or sensitive briar... I totally encourage this valuable legume.

Because of my very poor growing conditions, mine never get more than a foot or two in length.

What would the original poster grow in preference to this gorgeous perennial?
Turf?
Yuck.

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