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Mimosa, giant sensitive plant (Mimosa pigra) (Nox)

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Scientific name:Mimosa pigra L.

Common Name:

mimosa, giant sensitive plant


Noxious weed. The Agriculture Victoira website has information about the noxious weed classification of this species.


Favours wet-dry tropical climate with annual rainfall between 750 and 2,250 mm. Found most commonly in floodplains and riverbanks within soils ranging from black cracking clays to sandy clays to coarse siliceous sand although does not appear to grow preferentially in any soil type. Occurs in agricultural areas, coastland, disturbed areas, natural forest, planted forests, range/grasslands, riparian zones, scrub/shrublands, urban areas, water courses, wetlands. (ISSG 2005). Wet places in the humid and subhumid tropics, occurring as a weed of roadsides, watercourses, drainage ditches, reservoirs, seasonally flooded wetlands, lowland fields and occasionally tropical mountain valleys (Parsons & Cuthbertson 2001).

Related Links

Information on Mimosa on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).
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