TOUCH ME NOT- Plant

                                                                     
                                             
 My dear children, most of you have seen' Touch me not plant' and enjoyed playing with it . Do you know? It's scientific name is' Mimosa Pudica L.'
It is also called shameful plant, humble plant and sensitive plant .
Basically this plant is an ornamental plant and used for making some medicines too .It's stem is armed with 
sharp prickles. It has highly touch sensetive  leaves .
An' English sciencetist ' was first to discover the movement of it's leaves. When the plant is touched by some one, it moves and fold the leaves inwards and droops .This is simply for defense and causes the plant no harm .The plant reopens after a few minutes .                                      
                                                   
                                  
 The plant has pale pink or purple flowers , which blossom in mid summer .These flowers are the favorite flowers of'' Humming birds''. Touch me not plant is native to' South America' and' Central America ' .It is also found in India, Nigeria, Hawaii  and the Philippines .  Isn't that an amazing plant ?                    

                                               

I hope you will like this article :)
                                                 -Aunt Mary                                          

                                                     


                                                                                                   


13 comments:

  1. Mimosa are plentiful here in Malaysia. When I was a child I like touching it because the leaves "closed" and I'd wait for a few minutes to see them opened up again. We call it as a shy plant.

    Thank you for this informative post. :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, in India we call it Lajvanty
      or chooi- mooi :)

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  2. haven't heard of the plant

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  3. Yes, we call it 'makahiya'(meaning 'ashamed') in the Philippines. A very unique plant indeed!

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    1. That is interesting Ric , yes it is unique :)

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  4. Of course, due to my irreverent ignorance I do not know how is it called this plant here, but I have seen it, and I love the way it shies away from touch as a modest maiden! :)

    Thank you, Auntie, for this sweet and beautiful article!

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    1. Thank you so much , that is really beautiful description by you Od :)

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  5. Yes, I remember that plant way back in my childhood days. Used to play with it:)

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    1. I think this plant is favorite of most of the kids :)

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  6. I was reminded of my childhood days...Thank you Aunt Mary for sharing such a beautiful piece of work...I simply love these 'shy plants'
    They are so magical and you can create thousands of stories or thoughts out of them:))

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  8. I am happy that you liked the post , you are these plants are wonderful, thank you for reading :)

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