bipinnate, compound, dissected
April - October
0.9 - 4.0
Often confused with Mimosa microphylla and the Netpunias. Mimosa microphylla also has pink flowers but is armed with prickles (M. strigillosa is not). Mimosa strigillosa has a lance shaped stipule which is broadly acute and has no awn while Neptunia spp. have yellow flowers and a stipule that is narrowed at the apex with an awn like extension (Lasseigne 1973).
Seeds average approximately 32,000/lb.
Desirable to cattle as forage.
The most common roadside "sensitive plant" so popular with children because the leaves shrink or fold up when touched. It occurs in grasslands and openings in forests, on sandy loam soils, throughout Louisiana and southeast Texas.
Grasslands, openings in forests, roadsides and sandy loam soils.