Mimosa rupertiana
Plants of the Southwest

Mimosa rupertiana

Sensitive Briar

Sandy, gravelly soils support this dryland sensitive plant whose leaves fold up when touched! Sensitive Briar has prickly long stems forming a 1 1/2 ft. mound 5 ft. across. The flowers are pink pompoms with yellow tips that develop long fingered seed pods. Fragrance of an old fashioned rose. Soak in water 8 hours before sowing or sow outside in spring. Zones 5-8.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 5678


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