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Mimosa pigra L.
Black mimosa

Mimosa pigra
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Commelin, J., Horti medici Amstelodamensis rariorum tam Orientalis, vol. 1: t. 30 (1697)

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Native to Mexico, Central America and South America; now a worldwide weed in the tropics and subtropics.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category I Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Other data on Mimosa pigra available from :

Mimosa pigra has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Daskas Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Mimosa pigra has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Mimosa pigra has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Floodplain Marsh
Floodplain Swamp

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Mimosa pigra
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Commelin, J., Horti medici Amstelodamensis rariorum tam Orientalis, vol. 1: t. 30 (1697)