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Mimosa pudica


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Mimosa
                        Specie: Mimosa pudica

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Prickly stems and leaves; pink to lavender flowers in summer

Uses: Ground cover, rock gardens

Zones: 10-12

Description: Native to tropical America, this mat-forming or semi-erect subshrub up to about 3 ft (1 m) high is often treated as an annual and grown sometimes for its novelty. It has prickly branching stems and leaves that perform ?sleep-movements? at night. When touc

Growth Habit: Mat-forming or semi-erect habit

Comments: Leaves sensitive to touch and light

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