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Neptunia oleracea, Water Mimosa

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Neptunia oleracea

Water Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Neptunia oleracea is an aquatic plant cultivated much like rice. Floating plant stems often form thick foliage mats.

The young leaves, shoot tips and young pods are eaten, and the roots are used medicinally.



Neptunia oleracea, Water Mimosa

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Neptunia oleracea, Water Mimosa

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