Catclaw mimosa

wait-a-minute bush

Mimosa aculeaticarpa

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
High

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AlkalineCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
2000
Max elevation:
6000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
Fast
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
DisturbanceFire
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Drought resilienceErosion controlPollinator habitatWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Not commonly available
NOTES:
considered an invader of desert and semiarid grasslands
Citations:
Uchytil 1990