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Catclaw Mimosa, Wait-a-Minute Bush
Scientific Name: Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera (Benth.) Barneby
Synonym: Mimosa warnockii, Mimosopsis biuncifera, Mimosa biuncifera, Mimosa biuncifera var. glabrescens, Mimosa biuncifera var. lindheimeri, Mimosa lindheimeri
Family: Fabaceae
Catclaw Mimosa, Wait-a-Minute Bush (Mimosa  aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera)
Mimosa aculeaticarpa, USDA Forest service collection, Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts: USA (southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, western Texas), northern Mexico, in dry soils on mesas and rocky slopes, at 3000 to 6000 feet elevation (900-1800 m)

Growth Habits: Thicket forming, deciduous shrub, 3 to 8 feet tall (0.9-2.4 m); pubescent stems with single or paired prickles; bipinnately compound leaves with 3 to 9 pairs of pinnae each with 8 to 14 pairs of obtuse, linear to oblong, 0.08 to 0.16 inch long leaflets (2-4 mm)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits:
The Wait-a-Minute mimosa bears fragrant, pale pinkish to creamy flowers, in globose heads, in late spring to mid summer.

Fruiting Habits:
The fruits are curved or straight legumes, 0.8 to 1.5 inch (2-3.8 cm) long, 0.12 to 0.16 inch (3-4 mm) wide, constricted between the seeds.

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