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Mimosa dysocarpa, Velvet Pod Mimosa, Gatuno, Velvetpod Catclaw

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 Mimosa dysocarpa
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Velvet Pod Mimosa, Gatuno, Velvetpod Catclaw
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny

Numerous short, widely divergent, irregular but densely prickly branches bear pubescent (downy) bipinnate leaves and extremely showy, fragrant, pinkish-purple cylindrical flower spikes.

This plant is extremely drought tolerant and can take reflected heat.

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