Plant ID forum: A prickly thing, Mimosa sp.?

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 23, 2016 12:39 PM CST
In wildlife management area, AL near FL border, pics from yesterday. Is the species recognizable? TIA!







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porkpal
May 23, 2016 6:17 PM CST
If it is low-growing it might be sensitive briar.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 23, 2016 6:43 PM CST
I agree, Sensitive Briar but I have no idea which one, possibly Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla) which is found in both Alabama and Florida. http://www.alabamaplants.com/Pinkalt/Mimosa_microphylla_page...

Or maybe Nuttall's Sensitive Briar (Mimosa nuttallii)
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Horntoad
May 24, 2016 7:40 AM CST
This is almost certainly Mimosa microphylla. There are only two species recorded in Alabama. The second is M. strigillosa, which this doesn't look like. I noticed in the last photo that the flowers are growing in pairs and I found one photo online that shows M. microphylla with paired flowers. http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/plantid/species/sensitivebriar/sensit...
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
May 24, 2016 2:30 PM CST
Maybe Mimosa pudica.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimosa_pudica
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JRsbugs
May 24, 2016 4:01 PM CST
Mimosa microphylla is the only one listed for Alabama ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/taxa/north-america.php?st...

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Mimosa+microphylla

There's more in Florida.
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purpleinopp
May 25, 2016 4:31 AM CST
TY so much for the investigations & replies! Microphylla it is!
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