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Sun 27 Aug #1 
chooky
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 Mimosa came up in today's fact frenzy as belonging to the genus Acacia. It doesn't - it is itself a genus and belongs to the Fabaceae family.
There is a species of Acacia, Dealbata, which is known by the common name of Mimosa.
I checked the link and this is how it appears on the Interflora Flowers & Plants list.
A.dealbata is also known as Blue Wattle & Silver Wattle. Acacia, like Mimosa, belongs to the Fabaceae family
Common names shouldn't be used when describing taxonomy.
 

My sources - Australian Native Plants Society; Australian National Botanic Gardens; Wikipedia.

Sorry to be long-winded.
And picky.
 




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Sun 27 Aug #2 
chooky
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I should have said - common names shouldn't be used when describing taxonomy unless it's in an 'also known as' sense. There can be several different plants known by the same name.




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Sun 27 Aug #3 
JMK
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Thanks, updated. Picky is good, we don't go for alt-facts here.




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Mon 28 Aug #4 
chooky
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Cheers  : )




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