Sensitive plant in flower!

flowers of Mimosa pudica, sensitive plant
July 25, 2018

Mimosa pudica, known as sensitive plant is a creeping annual or perennial in the pea family. It is native to South America but can now be found around the world. It is a popular plant due to it's curious reaction to being touched or shaken; the leaves fold in and the stems droop. It's thought that this is a defence mechanism.

This plant lives in the Warm Temperate House and is stop on the kid's audio tour