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Mimosa hostilis root?

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Ended up digging a 1m x 1m x 1 m hole to plant a large pachanoid in the other day and hit this root while digging. The hole is 6-7 meters away from the nearest Mimosa hostilis I have growing. Based on my observation of dried material I think this might be a root from that plant which is 15 ft tall and has been in the ground (heavy clay soil) 1-2 years.

Can anyone with experience (Zaka,Kada, PH?) confirm?

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Looks like Mimosa hostilis root to me.. does the red colour fade on drying?

I'm guessing the tree in question would have been at least 2-3 years old when you planted it?

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It was only 8 months old when I planted it. It had stalled out at about 1.5 meters high in a 1 gallon (nominal size so ~3 L actual?) pot so I planted it along with a sibling in a neglected but sunny corner of the garden. They grow quite quickly given root space.

Hmm, I tossed the root in a bed. I'll see if I can find it and if the color fades upon drying.

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I'm not sure what the legal issues are in the US, but if you strip the root bark and air dry it that's a better option - otherwise it'll just rot.

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yes, i second, it looks like hostilis.

dried rootbark is said to be not as good for processing than fresh material.

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It may not be the drying that causes the red colour to fade, it could be oxidation or some such. Happens quite rapidly regardless.

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Irie,

:wink:

Give it wash & remove the outer bark!

All is good.

Respect,

Z

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nah, thats not how real men do it. real men, when faced with a strange botanical simply ingest it.. this is the best way to determine what it is. if it kills you, it's not what you think =P

jokes.

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