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Sonoran Desert Plants
Mimosa distachya v.laxiflora (Arizona Mimosa,garabatillo)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Mimosa distachya v.laxiflora

 Mimosa distachya v.laxiflora

Habitat: rocky slopes,canyons
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: alternate bipinnate
Flower Color: purple or magenta or pink
Flowering Period: May to Sept.
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: a flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 14. Eudicots: Fabaceae - legume family. Phytoneuron 2015-58: 1-83. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 41 (13.1 MB pdf)

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