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Sensitive Plant - Mimosa quadrivalis var. nuttallii
Sensitive Plant's like sunny and sandy areas. When you touch its leaves, they will fold up hence its name. Its leaves fold when disturbed, hence its common name. Grows 2-3 ft. producing bunches of pink-magenta globe-like flowers. It produces seed pods that can be prickly but despite this the pods are nutritious for foraging wildlife. Despite the barbs, the pods are nutritious for foraging mammals. This plant has a vining nature and gives off a sulfur scent.
Zones: 5 through 10
Height: Up to 2-3 ft.
Flower Color: Magenta, Pink
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Requirement: Sun
Bloom Time: Early - Mid Season
Seeds per Packet: 80 +/-
Seeds per Pound: N/A
Is this wildflower invasive: No
Is this wildflower endangered: No
Is this wildflower edible: No
Is this wildflower medicinal: No