Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacM. - Prairie Mimosa
Family - Fabaceae
Flowering - June - August.
Habitat - Rocky open ground, thickets, glades, prairies, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found throughout much of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of white flowers. The fruits of the plant turn dark brownish-black when mature.
Photographs taken off Interstate 24 near Nashville, TN., 8-3-05.