Mimosa quadrivalvis var. floridana

Florida sensitive brier

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Synonyms:  Leptoglottis floridana

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      purple,lavender
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      yellow,red
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, thorns, interesting foliage


Considerations: Spines, thorns, and sharp edges, take care when handling.
Propagation: Dividing rhizomes and tubers.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 6.1 - 7.8


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host to the Reakit's Blue butterfly (Echinargus isola).
Native Habitats: Sandhill, scrub and flatwoods

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: