Today's bloom is Touch-me-not (Mimosa pudica)

Bloom of the Day for February 15th, 2012:

Type of plant: Groundcovers

Bloom color: Pink

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 11

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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pixie62560 wrote:

Dinu wrote:
I want to improve on that shot. This was an improvement on its predecessor from a very cheap camera. Now I must try one with SLR. The plant is not in my yard at present... lots of them in our work campus. Thanks for this, Kell.

Kell wrote:
I can't wait to see your next shot of it, Dinu. I just love it.

Dinu wrote:
It'll take time as I don't carry my camera [now without pocket Sony W120 - gone kaput :(]. But I like that flower. Each time I walk past it, I get the urge to bend down and take a picture!! But I end up touching the leaves [like a child] with the feet, watch the leaves fold and walk away! I am sure we all get so childlike when we see this unique plant! It is also a medicinal plant.

Kell wrote:
I had no idea it had such a pretty flower until I saw your picture. So nice.