Mimosa nuttallii
(Nuttall's Sensitive Briar)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Nuttall's Sensitive Briar, Catclaw Brier, Sensitive Brier
    Synonyms: Leptoglottis nuttallii, Schrankia nuttallii
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - August
    Status: Native

Mimosa nuttallii, or Nuttall's Sensitive Briar, is native to the Central US. It is a perennial that grows in open, disturbed areas, like along railroads, roadsides, as well as in prairies and meadows. It blooms in summer with striking pink flowers like pom-poms.

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