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Mimosa pudica L.


Mimosa pudica L.
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Copyright: manee makkala (makkala) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 84] (1733)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-03
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-04 7:06
Viewed: 2494
Points: 0
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Mimosa pudica (from Latin: pudica "shy, bashful or shrinking"; also called sensitive plant and the touch-me-not), is a creeping annual or perennial herb often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, re-opening minutes later. The species is native to South America and Central America, but is now a pantropical weed.
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