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Sensitive Plant

Mimosa pudica


Small fern shaped leaves on a low ground cover plant. The leaves close when touched as in the second photo.


Spotted on the banks of Waverley Creek, not far from Mackay Qld


Always wonderd what this plant was called. Can any of my Noah friends tell me?

2 Species ID Suggestions

sensitive plant/humble plant/shameful plant/sleeping grass
Mimosa sp.
Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 9 years ago
Sensitive Plant
Mimosa pudica Mimosa pudica

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standitdude 9 years ago

Just search TickleMe Plant to grow your own indoors. I love the TickleMe Plant Party Favor

KerryHawkins 9 years ago

Amazing the amount of common names this plant has amassed. It is really interesting to touch it and watch it close. I was wondering if it were related to the carnivorous plants?

AliceGreenup 9 years ago

I learnt about these at university in biology as a part of my zoology degree. The lecturers referred to them as 'touch me nots'! Great name, but obviously they have many creative names. Very interesting plant.

KerryHawkins 9 years ago

Andrea, thanks so much for all the IDs. I'm so thrilled to be learning so much lately. Hopefully it will all stick in the brain for the future.

Max Brodie
Max Brodie 9 years ago

Ha, what an interesting species!

KerryHawkins 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID Harsha

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Apr 10, 2013

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