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Sensitive Plant, Sensitive-Briar, Little-leaf Mimosa
Mimosa microphylla (Schrankia uncinata)
Full sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, sandy or rocky soil. 2-3 feet height, blooms spring into summer, hot pink or lavender flowers.
Germination Code: C(10), H
Native Region: Scattered statewide except absent in far western counties
This is a vine with weak, sprawling stems. Leaflets are sensitive to the touch and fold up against each other if one brushes against them. Fragrant, attractive flower. Interesting foliage. Member of the Pea Family. Has 1/8 inch long recurved thorns on the stem, small but sharp.