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May 29, 2020 6:20 AM CST
Houston, TX USA
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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May 29, 2020 6:25 AM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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Mimosa, could be Mimosa pudica, need to see flower though
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May 29, 2020 7:34 AM CST
Houston, TX USA
I never seen a flower but I'll keep an eye. thank you so much for your reply
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May 29, 2020 7:36 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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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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May 29, 2020 7:48 AM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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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
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May 29, 2020 7:57 AM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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is it thorny?, since I can't see clear. M strigillosa usually thornless..
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May 29, 2020 8:31 AM CST
Houston, TX USA
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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May 29, 2020 11:03 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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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May 29, 2020 3:29 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
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Sensitive brier, Mimosa nuttallii, I believe.
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May 30, 2020 8:34 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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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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