|Etymology||Genus||After bundle (Desmos) and flower (anthos), referring to the bundled flowers|
|Species||Being twiggy; having straight slender twigs|
|Synonyms||Mimosa virgata L.|
|Common Names||Slender Mimosa|
|Native Distribution||America (United States to Argentina)|
Desmanthus virgatus is a common species in the scrublands. The leaves resembles several species in the subfamily Mimosoideae, but its messy-looking white inflorescence, and the large nectary glands with a red border are unique.
Form of the Slender Mimosa.
Nectary at the end of the leaf.
"Messy" looking white inflorescence.