catclaw mimosa USDA PLANTS Symbol: MIPE2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
Mimosa pellita Kunth ex Willd.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Fabales: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Synonym(s): amourette, bashful plant, black mimosa, dormilona, giant mimosa, thorny sensitive plant
Native Range: Africa, Mexico, So. Amer (GRIN);

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Plant(s);
Amy Ferriter, State of Idaho, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Amy Ferriter, State of Idaho, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Craspedia. FNW taxon.
Julia Scher, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Seeds 5-5.5 mm long, ca. 2.5 wide; pod segments 0.9-1.4 cm broad
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.