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Circular1204: Help Protect Florida's Natural Areas from Non-Native Invasive Plants

Figure 6. Catclaw mimosa (Mimosa pigra) is a sprawling, prickly shrub that was first identified in Florida in 1953 and now occurs on 1,000 acres of river floodplain, swamp forest, and lake margins in Broward, Palm Beach, Marin, St. Lucie, and Highlands counties. It is as a noxious weed by FDACS and USDA.