Mimosoideae is a subfamily of the flowering plant family Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) characterized by flowers with small petals and numerous prominent stamens. This subfamily is subdivided into five tribes: Acacieae, Ingeae, Mimoseae, Mimozygantheae, and Parkieae.
Some classification systems, for example the Cronquist system, treat Fabaceae in a narrow sense, raising Mimisoideae to the rank of family as Mimosaceae. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group treats Fabaceae in the broad sense.
US Patent Issued to E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co. on Oct. 30 for "Method for Controlling Undesired Mimosoideae Vegetation" (Tennessee, Texas Inventors)
Nov 02, 2012; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 2 -- United States Patent no. 8,298,991, issued on Oct. 30, was assigned to E I du Pont de Nemours and Co....