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Can a Mimosa ever be yellow?

F. Johnson fjohnson at uoknor.edu
Thu Mar 28 09:26:24 EST 1996


In <FINNR.33.0010A2A8 at bot.ku.dk>, FINNR at bot.ku.dk (Finn N Rasmussen) writes:
>The genus Mimosa is said to contain about 400 spp. The most common sp. is 
>probably the widespread weedy Mimosa pudica, which has pink flowers.  The cut 
>off branches often sold as "Mimosa" are actually yellow flowered Acacia's, 
>e.g. A. decurrens.  My question is:  Do all 400 true mimosa's have pink 
>flowers? Can you be certain that a "yellow Mimosa" is never a true member of 
>the genus Mimosa L.?
>
>Finn N. Rasmussen, Botanical Laboratory,  Copenhagen. Univ.
>

According to my references, true mimosas have 'white, pink, or reddish' flowers.



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