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Mimosa microphylla Dryand.
LITTLELEAF SENSITIVE-BRIAR
Schrankia uncinata; Schrankia microphylla

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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Bombus pensylvanicus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Halictidae  Halictus parallelus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum imitatum @ AMNH_BEE (3)
Megachilidae  Megachile brevis @ AMNH_BEE (5)

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Schrankia uncinata Willd. - Sensitive Plant

Schrankia uncinata plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - Trailing to sprawling, herbaceous, carinate, greenish red, from taproots, dense with retrorse uncinate prickles to +2mm long.

Schrankia uncinata stem

Leaves - Alternate, petiolate, bipinnate, stipulate, to 12cm long. Stipules filiform, to +6mm long. Petiole and rachis with antrorse uncinate prickles. Leaflets opposite, glabrous, ciliate margined, oblique at base, 5-6mm long, 2mm broad, oblong, mucronate, +/-16 pairs per pinna, opposite pairs folding together when touched.

Inflorescence - Axillary globose pedunculate clusters of +/-70 flowers. Flowers sessile or on pedicel to -1mm long. Peduncles to 7cm long, with antrorse uncinate prickles.

Flowers - Corolla tubular, 5-lobed, glabrous. Tube to 3mm long. Lobes 1mm long. Stamens 5-10, well exserted. Filaments pink, to 1.5cm long, glabrous. Anthers yellow, .2mm long. Style 2cm long, pink, glabrous. Ovary cylindric, green, 1.6mm long, striate, tuberculate. Calyx green, minute, .2mm long, glabrous, toothed. Fruit to +10cm long, linear, with prickles, carinate.

Schrankia uncinata flowers

Schrankia uncinata fruits Fruits.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Glades, open woods, thickets, prairies, roadsides.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - Although very attractive and neat to play with, I wouldn't recommend getting too friendly with this plant. The uncinate (hence the name) prickles grab on to most anything and are hesitant to ever let go. Despite the prickles, the plant is eaten by many animals and is very nutritious.
A common synonym is S. nuttallii (DC) Standley

Photographs taken off Highway 13, St. Clair County, MO., 7-7-00, and in Big Spring Park, Carter County, MO., 6-7-03.


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Mimosa microphylla Dryand.
littleleaf sensitive-briar

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General Information
Symbol: MIMI22
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
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Native Status : L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 334. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 333. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
LEAN4 Leptoglottis angustisiliqua Britton & Rose
LECH4 Leptoglottis chapmanii Small ex Britton & Rose
LEMI8 Leptoglottis microphylla (Dryand.) Britton & Rose
MIQUA Mimosa quadrivalvis L. var. angustata (Torr. & A. Gray) Barneby
MOAN2 Morongia angustata (Torr. & A. Gray) Britton
MOMI3 Morongia microphylla (Dryand.) Britton
MOUN4 Morongia uncinata (Willd.) Britton
SCAN9 Schrankia angustata Torr. & A. Gray
SCMI Schrankia microphylla (Dryand.) J.F. Macbr.
SCUN Schrankia uncinata Willd.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Mimosa L. – sensitive plant
Species Mimosa microphylla Dryand. – littleleaf sensitive-briar

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