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Turner Mimosa
Mimosa turneri (M. zygophylla)

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Turner mimosa is localized and fairly infrequent on limestone soils from 2200 feet to 4000 feet in the south desert areas of south Brewster and south Hudspeth Counties in the Trans-Pecos and into Mexico. It is a straggly shrub with rounded, fuzzy, pink clustered flowers and many recurved prickles, appearing leafless from a distance.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub
medium shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: pink

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: pods or legume

Height: 3.5 to 10 feet

Width: 2 to 5 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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