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#1 of 7 Old 08-04-2012, 10:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My kids and I visited a public garden recently and we saw a really interesting plant that was not labelled.  They want me to buy one for our garden but I don't know what it is called.  It had fern-like leaves that when you touch them, they fold up.  The flowers looked like small pink cotton balls.  Any ideas?  I didn't think to take a picture of it. 

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mimosa?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimosa
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"plant"?

 

Shrub?  Tree?  Woody?  Herbaceous (just stems, no branches)?  Knee high?  Over your head?


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Mimosa pudica!  Thanks philomom!

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If you decide to intentionally plant a mimosa please be warned that you will eventually have babies growing in your lawn, garden, neighbours yards/gardens, etc.  We have a few in the neighbourhood and the little ones are taking over my garden.  They grow fast here and are prolific.  I always thought they were beautiful and loved the look of them but am starting to dislike them since they're a bad weed here.


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 I always thought they were beautiful and loved the look of them but am starting to dislike them since they're a bad weed here.

Good point!  They are not weedy at all where we live.  

 

Find out, for sure, before you plant.


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I'm on the border between zone 4 and 5.  If I plant a mimosa next year, it will probably be in a container anyway.

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