Mar. 29, 2018

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Mimosa is a mostly tropical genus with about 400 species worldwide.  Many fold their leaflets together when disturbed.  In Viet Nam I encountered a mat forming one that looked much like today's entry.  That one covered a bog like area.  When you walked on it, the ground quaked, and leaves folded up for yards around.  Powderpuff is used as a cover for disturbed areas, much like crown vetch in the north.