Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thottavadi/Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi - Mimosa pudica (from Latin: pudica "shy, bashful or shrinking"; also called sensitive plant and the touch-me-not), is a creeping annual or perennialherb 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.

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica