Mimosa Vine (Sensitive Vine)
Scientific Name - Mimosa strigillosa Torr. & Gray
Family - Leguminosae
Perennial herb with prostrate, creeping stems. Stems with many stiff, somewhat appressed hairs. Leaves twice divided with four to six pairs of branches (pinnae) each with ten to fifteen pairs of leaflets. Flowers pink, in ball-shaped heads at the it of long stalks. Reproduces by seed and stem fragments. Occurs in turf, along streams and in hammocks. Found from Georgia and Florida west to Oklahoma and Texas. Also found in Mexico and South America.