Leaves fold upon touch. This is a young plant.
Children will love this plant because when they touch it the leaves close up so quickly. Just be careful of the thorns. This plant loves humidity.
Foliage (untouched) - HUBG - 16.7.2002
my Mimosa seedling 28.2.03
Touch-me-not plants flowering in Queensland, Australia, September 1995
Mimosa pudica 6.6.2003/sown 10.4.2003
6 month old plant, about 4 feet high.
Very young Mimosa Pudica L. around 7 to 8 days after germination. Upon the very first time they opened up, the 'sensitive' leaflets took half a day or so before they became touch-sensitive.
Mimosa Pudica L. with embryonic leaves and in the process of developing its very first set of sensitive leaflets. Usually, there are 3 pairs of leaflets on the very first set.
This ones only a week or so old
In this picture you can see the pink "pom-pom" like blooms
Close-up of the flowers
Mimosa Pudica showing Flower, open and closed leaves and seed heads.
Mimosa Pudica - aka Sensitive Plant
introducing a lovely star-burst lavender flower from the Sensitive Plant or Mimosa pudica
Star-burst-type bloom of the Mimosa Pudica (Sensitive Plant)
Common Sensitive Plant in Bali, Indonesia, September 1990
Common Sensitive Plant in Bali, Indonesia, October 1990
mimosa pudica in bloom
Mimosa pudica not yet tickled..(Hortus Botanicus, Leiden - Netherlands)..
Mimosa pudica a few seconds after being tickled..(Hortus Botanicus, Leiden - Netherlands)..
Mimosa pudica Seedling Showing Cotyledons With Water Droplets
Mimosa pudica Seedling Showing Cotyledons & First Set Of True Leaves With Water Droplets
Greenhouse grown in Burnaby, B.C.
The Huntington Botanical Gardens - Conservatory
Close-up of a patch of Mimosa pudica var. pudica (locality: N-E FL 9a), the Sensitive Plant, showing emerging leaflets and flower buds.
Macro of a flower bud of Mimosa pudica var. pudica (N-E FL 9a), the Sensitive Plant; leaflets in foreground near bud's stem have been disturbed to accomodate the photo and reacted by folding and contracting.
Found this in the fields of Gonikoppal during my tour. It\'s a 2 hour drive from home.
Brazil. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com