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Velvet-pod Mimosa Mimosa dysocarpa

 

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Velvet-pod Mimosa
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Alternate name: Gatuno

Family: Fabaceae, Pea view all from this family



Description Velvet-pod Mimosa is a deciduous shrub with markedly hairy leaves, twigs and pods. Usually 2 ft. tall, the shrub can reach 6 ft. Fragrant, pink or purple flower occur in spikes. Numerous short branches are armed with large thorns.


Habitat Arroyos; brushy hillsides; 3500 to 6500 ft.


Range W. Texas to Arizona, south to Mexico.


Discussion Regular pruning encourages growth of more branches and flowers. Will tolerate partial shade. Drought-tolerant.


Comments Regular pruning encourages growth of more branches and flowers. Will tolerate partial shade. Drought-tolerant.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Flower May - September


Native Distribution W. Texas to Arizona, s. to Mexico


Site Preference Arroyos; brushy hillsides; 3500 to 6500 ft.


Soil Preference Rocky soils.


 

 

 

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