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Mimosa pudica

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(Common Sensitive Plant)


Mimosaceae / Fabaceae


Mimosa pudica

Common name(s)

Common Sensitive Plant

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pink. Shrubby or sprawling, rarely to 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

Stems rounded. Leaves with 1-2 pairs of opposite pinnae/segments, each with up to 25 pairs of leaflets. Spines present on stems but not on pedicel. Flowers in a globular head, petals and stamens pink. Fruit a pod; pods clustered to 2.5 cm long.

Mimosa pudica