Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera.
Pea (Fabaceae) family.
The flower clusters are on slender stalks that emerge from the leaf axils. The individual flower clusters are ball-shaped and 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) across. The flowers are followed by narrow, flat, 2 inch (5 cm) long, brown seedpods. The leaves are green and bipinnately compound with numerous tiny, elliptical leaflets. The slender, arching branches have wickedly sharp, curved, cat claw-like, red-brown thorns.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Molino Basin Campground
Location: Edge of campground road just beyond gate.
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