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Mimosa quadrivalvis var. occidentalis

Mimosa quadrivalvis var. occidentalis
Lanky seedlings

Synonym(s) Schrankia occidentalis
Common name western sensitive briar
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z?)
Flowers pink
Size 4"
Light sun
From seed scarify, then germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Like sensitive plant, the leaves on this perennial native to the southwestern US curl up when touched. Trailing stems have some barbs. Flowers are pink fluffballs. Quite likely not the most refined plant, but I'll give it a try and see what it's like. Unfortunately, hardiness is questionable – the catalog where I purchased my seeds says hardy to zone 6, but some other sources say zone 9.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from Alplains Jan'13 order. Scarified with sandpaper, baggy 70F (64%G, 3-15d). Three rounds of scarification were required to get the majority of the seed germinated.

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