Mimosa nuttallii Schrankia uncinata Sensitive Briar - Cat's Claw
mim-MOH-suh   nut-AL-ee-eye

Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers Seeds and Potted Plants
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Mimosa nuttallii 
Sensitive Briar, Cat's Claw 
Photo by cj 

Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
mimosa quadrivalis, sensitive briar, cat's claw picture, Schrankia uncinata picture Sun June  July August Pink-
6 to 18  Dry to Average 12 to 48 Inches Perennial

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Mimosa nuttallii seed
Sensitive Briar seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  sold out of seed


16 sq ft

1 ounce -  


160 sq ft

1 pound -----------


2,560 sq ft

Mimosa = From the word for mimic, because the movement of the leaves
nuttallii = Named for Thomas Nuttall, 19th century English botanist

Seed shipping chart at bottom of page         
Mimosa nuttallii, Schrankia uncinata, is also known as Sensitive Briar, Nuttall's Sensitive-briar, and Bashful Briar due to its sensitive leaflets which fold when touched and aptly named Devil's Shoestrings and Cat's claw because of its abundantly barbed stems.  The ball-shaped magenta-pink flower heads of Sensitive Briar resemble miniature firework explosions and bloom on sprawling or trailing 4 feet long stems.  Sensitive Briar will grow best in dry to average soil and full sun on a bank, hanging over a wall, or naturalized in a prairie meadow.

Native Mimosa nuttallii Sensitive Briar plants occur naturally on glades, prairies, savannas, and roadsides from Alabama to Texas, north to North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.   Fabaceae (Bean Family)

The map below shows areas where Mimosa nuttallii Sensitive Briar plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9. 

Mimosa nuttallii
Sensitive Briar


New Mexico
North Dakota
South Dakota

State Distributional Map for Mimosa nuttallii, sensitive briar wild flower seed

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subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal


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Mimosa nuttallii Sensitive Briar, Cat's Claw 
Momosa unttallii sensitive briar plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.