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Emory Mimosa, Emory Catclaw
Mimosa emoryana

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Emory mimosa is locally plentiful on rocky limestone and igneous sites in the Trans-Pecos deserts of South Brewster and Presidio Counties, from 2700 to 4500 feet, and into Mexico. It is a low shrub with slender, somewhat grooved twigs bearing prickles, bipinnate softly pubescent grey-green leaves, and flowers in small, pink heads. Emory mimosa is especially recognizable by the very tiny reddish brown pods which may or may not have yellow prickles.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: pink

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: pods or legume, 30 to 35 mm. long by 4 to 6 mm wide

Height: 3.5 feet

Width: 2 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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