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Cat's Claw Mimosa, Pink Sparkles

Mimosa nuttallii

Description:

EVIL CLAWS my ankles encountered during a hike in Nevada, Missouri. Fairly common I noticed. These "raspberry-looking" buds blossom into nicely scented pink/ purple puffballs with pink tips. I had a hard time photographing the leaves because they fold up when touched. I WISH THE THORNS DID! Thorns are backward fishhooks...beware :)

Habitat:

Prairie undisturbed area near woods in Missouri. USDA zone 6b Beautiful, highly scented purplish/ pink puffball flowers when in bloom.

Notes:

I've read a lot of interesting "legally questionable" uses for many of these little mimosa plants, but nothing on this particular type

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c.beshore.rn
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c.beshore.rn

Nevada, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 10, 2013

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