Can a Mimosa ever be yellow?

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at
Sat Mar 30 17:26:16 EST 1996

In <4je7ig$1c5 at> fjohnson at (F. Johnson)
>In <FINNR.33.0010A2A8 at>, FINNR at (Finn N Rasmussen)
>>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
>>e.g. A. decurrens.  My question is:  Do all 400 true mimosa's have
>>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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