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Sensitive Plant

Sensitive leaves

A two shot sequence show a leaf (top) and after the leaf has been touched (bottom).
Family Fabaceae
Name Mimosa pudica
Common Name Sensitive plant
Etymology
Mimosa From Latin mimus meaning mime, referring to the leaves moving when touched.
pudica From Latin pudica meaning chaste, modest or pure.

  See also:  Trees & shrubs

This plant's claim to fame is its ability to fold its leaves close in response to touch. If touched with more force, the entire leaf will fold down.



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