Alternate Name: Sunshine mimosa
Family: (Fabaceae) Pea
Habitat: Prairies and woodland edges
Height: Ground cover
Bloom Period: April - November
Description: Perennial base with annual red stems. Stems can grow to be 6 ft. long, forming dense tangled mats. Flowers are tiny but very striking. The yellow pollen on the tips of stamens gives the plant its common name. Compound, mimosa-like leaves. If leaves are touched, they fold up almost immediately. Drought tolerant.
Propagation Tips: Readily self seeds. Grows best in full sun.
The Wildlife Connection: Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Larval food source for the little sulphur butterfly.