Family: Fabaceae Lindl. These have different uses… It is armed with broad-based prickles up to 7mm … The species is famous due to its uses as a medicinal plant and in the restoration of degraded soils. Plant Protection Quarterly, 16(2):50-54; 15 ref. Mimosa pigra is a leguminous shrub, which can reach up to 6m in height. Just wanted to say that the true mimosas have many medicinal uses in Eastern medicine. Soil needs: Mimosa … Seburanga JL, Kaplin BA, Bizuru E, Mwavu EN, 2013. Mimosa pigra is a prickly shrub native to Central and South America where it forms shrub lands up to 5 m tall in areas with seasonally high humidity. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders. Its current pantropical distribution reflects human … The stem is greenish in young plants but becomes woody as the plant matures. The effect of cutting on the survival Mimosa pigra and its application to the use of blade ploughing as a control method. ... (Mimosa pigra) may grow as large as 6 m (20 ft) tall. It is used in the treatment of burns, ulcers and skin defects. True mimosas, however, are not found growing wild in the USA. Genus: Mimosa L. Mimosa pigra L.; This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America. The folk biology of South American-native shrub, Mimosa pigra … The tree growing wild is the false mimosa, aka silk tree.