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Common Name: Yellow Neptune

Other Name: Yellow Puff

Species Name: Neptunia lutea

Family Name: Mimosaceae, Mimosa Family





Plant Facts  
Origin Native
Duration Perennial
Distribution in the U.S. South-central from Alabama and Mississippi westward to Texas, Oklahoma and southern Kansas
Distribution in Oklahoma Throughout the state except the northwest corner



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics
    • Pinnately compound leaves
    • Has fewer, broader leaflets than M. quadrivalvis, D. illinoensis or A. angustissima
    • Trailing, grows along ground
    • Leaflets fold when touched
    • Stems hairy with no prickles; reddish pink color
    • Flowers yellow, fuzzy spheres



Soil Type Moderately to well-drained sand, loam and clay
Habitat Dry, rocky sites of prairies, open woodlands and disturbed soils of roadsides
Successional Stage Mid to late


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