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eastern sensitive plant
Mimosa rupertiana
eastern sensitive plant Pea Family
Mimosa rupertiana Fabaceae
common names
  eastern sensitive plant
  prickly sensitivebriar
  western mimosa
accepted scientific name
  Mimosa rupertiana B.L. Turner
rules for finding collection records
  Mimosa occidentalis (24)
  Mimosa occidentalis novo-galiciana (1)
  Mimosa quadrivalvis occidentalis (71)
  Mimosa rupertiana (77)
  Schrankia occidentalis (38)
family name
Image Author: ©2009 Patrick Alexander
Image License: CC BY-NC-ND
Image Source
Category: Shrubs
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color
Leaf: Alternate, Compound
Plant Observed beginning of March thru 1st week of November

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
Links to Plant Descriptions
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Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (22)
Kurt Schaefer (6)
New Mexico Flora (3)
SEINet (3)
Wikimedia Commons (2)
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