**GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE**
Origin: Probably native of tropical America and introduced to Australia prior to European settlement.
Flowers/Seedhead: Flowers autumn to early summer.
Description: Spreading shrub mostly less than 3 m high (rarely a small tree. Bark smooth or fissured, grey-brown. Seedpod almost cylindrical, thick, straight to curved, 4–6 cm long, 0.9–1.2 cm wide, pithy inside between seeds, not opening at maturity. Seeds black, oblique to transverse in the pod.
DWARF Mimosa is an entheogen known as Jurema, Jurema Preta, Black Jurema, and Vinho de Jurema. Dried Mimosa tenuiflora root bark has been recently shown to have a DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) content of about 1%.
The stem bark has about 0.03% DMT. The bark is the part of the tree traditionally used in northeastern Brazil in a psychoactive decoction also called Jurema or Yurema. Analogously, the traditional Western Amazonian sacrament Ayahuasca is brewed from indigenous ayahuasca vines. However, to date no β-carbolines such as harmala alkaloids have been detected in Mimosa tenuiflora decoctions, yet the root bark is consistently used without added MAOI.