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Dorme dorme (sleep sleep)

Mimosa pudica

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Caatinga

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jacky.colucci
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jacky.colucci

Porto da Folha, Sergipe, Brazil

Spotted on Sep 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

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