Sensitive Briar - A Texas Wildflower by aprilann

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Mimosa microphylla: Catclaw sensitive briar, Little-leaf mimosa, Littleleaf sensitive-briar
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Native to U.S.

Weak, sprawling stems, up to 3 ft. long, are armed with hooked prickles. Bi-pinnately compound leaves, having an airy appearance. The leaflets are sensitive to the touch if one brushes against them or touches them, they immediately fold up against each other, suggesting the name sensitive briar. They also close at night and in cloudy weather. The fruit is a long, slender pod, densely covered with prickles.

These thumbnail size flowers I found in Herman Baker Park, Sherman, Texas, USA are ablaze with color dotting the ground.

Canon Powershot SX20 IS


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I am an amateur photographer who takes a walk nearly every day with my camera shooting whatever interests me.

When I get home I peruse my images until I find the ONE that will go into my Redbubble portfolio that day.

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    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks, Sylvia.

    – aprilann

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    This is really beautiful!!! Maybe a little bit more info on its habitat would be helpful. Here’s a link to help you with that: Mimosa

  • Thanks, Lorilee. I have resubmitted it. Crossing my fingers.

    – aprilann

  • Fara
    Faraabout 2 years ago

    This is a lovely wildflower, one I have not seen before………………………Joyce!!

  • Thanks, Joyce. This is my first full year of capturing Texas wildflowers in photos and I was pleasantly surprised to find these guys growing at my feet along a path. They look like little puff balls.

    – aprilann

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful flower and good description too

  • Thank you so much.

    – aprilann

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and composition! Congrats on your feature!!

  • Thank you so much for the feature.

    – aprilann

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your BEAUTIFUL image is being FEATURED
    in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • Really! Thanks so much!

    – aprilann

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work AprilAnn

  • Thank you, Larry.

    – aprilann

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN of our “Pretty In Pink” challenge!!

  • That is wonderful news!

    – aprilann

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