catclaw mimosa
Mimosa pigra L.

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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit

EDDMapS Distribution

State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit

State Invasives List

Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
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   Troublesome or Common weed in one or more crops

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Genus: Mimosa

Other System Links

Plants: MIPI
Bayer: MIMPI
GRIN: 24400
ITIS: 26789
NPDN Host: 34923

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
amourette, bashful plant, black mimosa, dormilona, giant mimosa, thorny sensitive plant

Related Scientific Names:

Mimosa pellita Kunth ex Willd.(Synonym)


Category: Shrub or Subshrub