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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: May
Distribution Map: Mimosa nuttallii - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Fabaceae

Flower

Mimosa nuttallii - Flower "
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Mimosa nuttallii - Flowers Flowers and Stem

 

thigmonasty
Mimosa nuttallii - Leaf Leaf

Thigmonasty

If you know the meaning of this word, you are too smart to be browsing around this web site. If you do not know the word then let me tell you about it. I just Googled it. When the leaflets of this little sensitive brier are stimulated by touch, movement or heat the compound leaflet will fold up along the rachis, or its main stem. I am always fascinated by this plants quick reaction to my touch. Take a look at this information and movie abou tthigmonasty in Mimosa nuttallii.
Mimosa nuttallii - Leaflets Whole Plant
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Flower and Leaflets (closed)
Mimosa nuttallii - Flower and Leaf

Plant With Flowers and Fruit
Mimosa nuttallii - Plant