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Mimosa diplotricha

(Creeping Sensitive Plant)


Mimosaceae / Fabaceae


Mimosa diplotricha

Common name(s)

Creeping Sensitive Plant

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pink. Shrub, sprawling to climbing

Distinguishing features

Stems with 5 angles. Leaves with 4-9 pairs of pinnae/segments, each. Recurved spines present on pedicels as well as stems. Flowers in globular heads, petals and stamens pink to mauve. Fruit a pod with some spines. In clusters to 2.5 cm long.

Scan of Mimosa diplotricha