Mimosa emoryana

Botanical Name

Mimosa emoryana Bentham

Common Name(s)

  • Emory mimosa

Legume Clades

Native Geographic Range

  • Southwestern North America

IUCN Status

Growth Form


Cultivation Status in AZ

Rarely cultivated


Drought- and cold-deciduous shrubs to 5 ft (1.5 m) high. The bark is smooth and brown. Twigs are armed with prickles. Leaves are bipinnate with 1--5 pairs of pinnae. Each pinna has 3--7 pairs of leaflets. White flowers are produced in rounded inflorescences during the summer.


Native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of southwestern Texas and northern Mexico where it is found on slopes and canyons.


None reported.


Emory mimosa is not grown for landscaping. Its horticultural characteristics are similar to that of Mimosa biuncifera.