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mim-MOH-suh — from the word for mimic, referring to the movement of the leaves
pud-EE-kuh — shrinking, closing, modest
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commonly known as
: humble plant, sensitive plant (Australia), shame plant, sleeping grass, prayer plant, touch-me-not • Assamese: nilajban • Bengali: laajak, lajjabati, lajjavathi • Gujarati: reesamani • Hindi: छुई-मुई chui-mui, लाजवंती lajwanti, lajouni • Kannada: muttidare muni • Malayalam: thottavaadi, tintarmani • Manipuri: ikaithabi, kangphal • Marathi: लाजाळू laajaalu, लाजरी laajari • Sanskrit: khadiraka, lajjalu, namaskaar, namaskaari, raktapaadi, samangaa, shamipatra • Tamil: தொட்டாச்சுருங்கி thottaccurungi, tottalavaadi • Telugu: attaapatti
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Native of probable origin neotropics: naturalized pantropically; also cultivated
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Low undershrub with curved prickle and glandular hairs; leaves sentitive, bipinnate, pinnae 1-2 pairs, at the end of 25-30 mm long rachis; leaflets 10-20 pairs, 5-8 mm long, linear, hairy beneath and along margins; flowers in globose 6-9 mm across heads on 2-3 cm long peduncle; calyx with 4 lobes; corolla pink with 4 lobes; stamens 4, long exserted; fruits stellately arranged, 12-20 mm long, recurved, joints separating from spinous sutures.
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Looks like Mimosa pudica.  Legume plant. Muttidare muni in kannada.


Yes it is Mimosa pudica L.
Lajalu in Marathi, Touch me not plant


 


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Flora of Panipat: Mimosa pudica from aryta College campus Panipat:
Mimosa pudica from Arya PG College Panipat


Fruits from TDL Herbal Park Yamunanagar
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Fabaceae – Mimosoideae- week. Mimosa pudica from Coimbatore:
Sharing the images of Mimosa pudica from NBNP, Coimbatore.


Really good close ups of flowers and fruits



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Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week_Mimosa pudica_RKC02_020112:
Mimosa pudica L.
Loc.: Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Fls.-Frts.: Oct.-Apr.


Complete Set of M pudica!!!


Good set of photos …, especially the closeup of flowers.


Thanks for uploading the fruit of the plant very rarely I Have seen this plant in fruiting stage …. mostly people upload the photos of the flowers.


Very very rare sighting of fruits for this species. many thanks … for sharing this one. awesome close up.


Flowers



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That is really outstanding … Never knew this plant could be captured and projected so beautifully.



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mimosae week:
mimosa pudica in dapoli



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Fabaceae – Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) week- MS-020112 – 73 – Mimosa pudica:
Herewith sending the photographs of Mimosa pudica . Photographs taken at my place in Mysore on 16.9.2010


Nice Catch of “chhuimui



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”Id 02012012MR1’’ ” Fabaceae – Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) week Mimosa pudica at Pune:
Nov 2011
Sharing pictures of Mimosa pudica at a private society garden at Pune



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mim-MOH-suh — from the word for mimic, referring to the movement of the leaves
pud-EE-kuh — shrinking, closing, modest
Sep 28, 2007 … in a resort garden, along NH8 near Chinchoti, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: humble plant, sensitive plant (Australia), shame plant, sleeping grass, prayer plant, touch-me-not • Assamese: nilajban • Bengali: laajak, lajjabati, lajjavathi • Gujarati: reesamani • Hindi: छुई-मुई chui-mui, लाजवंती lajwanti, lajouni • Kannada: muttidare muni • Malayalam: thottavaadi, tintarmani • Manipuri: ikaithabi, kangphal • Marathi: लाजाळू laajaalu, लाजरी laajari • Sanskrit: khadiraka, lajjalu, namaskaar, namaskaari, raktapaadi, samangaa, shamipatra • Tamil: தொட்டாச்சுருங்கி thottaccurungi, tottalavaadi • Telugu: attaapatti
Native of probable origin neotropics: naturalized pantropically; also cultivated
References: Flowers of IndiaM.M.N.P.D.Wikipedia
more views: May 12, 2007 … at Malpe beach, Karnataka
Sep 24, 2008 … somewhere along Ghodbunder Road, Thane, Maharashtra
Mar 5, 2011 … in Bhile, Chiplun, Maharashtra

This plant reminds of the childhood days. We use to enjoy touching its leaves and then observing it getting closed. Nice photographs.



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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Mimosa pudica Pune:
Mimosa pudica
A tiny herb observed in Saras Bag Pune.
Lajalu लाजाळू


Good set of pictures especially the fruit.


Common names: touch-me-not, common sensitive plant, shameplant
Hindi: Chhui-mui, lajwanti
Low undershrub with curved prickle and glandular hairs; leaves sentitive, bipinnate, pinnae 1-2 pairs, at the end of 25-30 mm long rachis; leaflets 10-20 pairs, 5-8 mm long, linear, hairy beneath and along margins; flowers in globose 6-9 mm across heads on 2-3 cm long peduncle; calyx with 4 lobes; corolla pink with 4 lobes; stamens 4, long exserted; fruits stellately arranged, 12-20 mm long, recurved, joints separating from spinous sutures.
Often grown in pots and beds. Photographed from Khalsa College, Delhi



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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week :: Mimosa pudica at Mumbai:
Sharing few photographs of Mimosa pudica.
Common name: Lajalu
Family: Mimosaceae
Location: Mumbai
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Herb.

is it wild in Mumbai???? no doubt photos are awesome


Yes …, i had seen this as wild only.


I don’t know how wild it is but if planted in gardens it can grow very rapidly and spreads around a vast areas. Often it can grow in open spaces as garden escape too.


… is right… it escapes and grows spontaneously over extensive grounds, I know of a upper end club west of Calcutta that had acres of green lawn, that was almost fully invaded by two plants that I love… one was this: mimosa pudica and another was bringharaj ..eclipta albae. alba is I think native and m. pudica is an import being from mexico originally if I remember … both were behaving as if they were very comfortable in the area …..
I am not sure if it would be termed narturalized..since it was not a wilderness area…
does someone know the strict definition of NATURALIZED weeds??


……, you mean you have seen Mimosa pudica growing wild in the forest of Mumbai??


I had seen this at the base of Trombay hills. May be as indicated by yourself, … and …, this could as well be the garden escape. Thanks for sharing your views.



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Mimosa pudica L. from Hooghly:

Attaching two sets of images shot at two different places on different days. The first set was found on roadside, but now missing because of regular removal of apparently weeds under the MGNREG scheme. The second set is from my student’s home-yard.
Date : 16/7/12 & 13/8/12
Place : Hooghly (West Bengal)

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Touch me not!: My story today in the hindu —
http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/metroplus/article3904028.ece 


nice writing but but this is a qualified but since I have one plant I am trying to get it to survive in a pot in my balcony for tow years and become may be semi perennial from the annual its supposed to be… have loved this plant ever since I saw the experiments the Jagadish Chandra Bose had performed recreated, when I was wee little girl..
notwithstanding my personal fascination … this plant is has a capacity to overwhelm local flora and become so plentifully naturalized that it becomes a noxious weed… googling will get you a plethora of pages …



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Attaching an image of a Honey Bee on Mimosa pudica.


 


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Sharing some pictures of Mimosa pudica L. shot at Gyaneswor Kathmandu Nepal on 25 August 2016 at 4500 ft.  

Thanks, … Any leaves ?


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Nepali Names : लज्जावती Lajjaawatee / बुहारी झार Buhaaree Jhaar  / भुइँ लहरा  Bhuin Laharaa / लाजवन्ती झार Lajawantee Jhaar / निदाउने झार Nidaaune Jhaar  / नानि झार Naanee Jhaar  / नानी काँडा Naanee Kaandaa


20 July 2012.
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It is an important ayurvedic medicinal plantA common weed in Mysore. Seen all around my house in the open field.


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Bhagamandala – Thalacauvery Road Karnataka
Date: 22 FEB 2017 … Altitude range: ~ 907 – 1122 m (2976 – 3683 ft) asl
Mimosa pudica L. … (family: Fabaceae)


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Mimosa pudica :: Virajpet, Coorg :: 10 NOV 19 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
… at a resort  in Virajpet, Coorg
Date: November 10, 2019 … Altitude: about 910 m (3000 ft) asl
Mimosa pudica  L.

yes



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Mimosa pudica :: Iruppu Falls, Coorg :: 12 NOV 19 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
Iruppu Falls  Coorg
Date: November 12, 2019 … Altitude range: about 850 – 1,000 m (2,800 – 3,300 ft) asl
Mimosa pudica  L.

yes. love the fruit pod



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at Sirsi in Sept 2008; at gandhare river, near kalyan- March’09?; in Ponda area of Goa on 29/9/09; Touch me not – indiantreepix | Google Groups Mimosa pudica ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups


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Attaching a collage of Carpenter bee visiting flowers of Mimosa pudica.



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Attaching a collage of a fly species visiting flowers of Mimosa pudica

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185 ID wild plant Mimosa: 12 images.

Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 28.09.2020, 08.20am
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: creeping, branches, semi hard stem 04mm base diameter, thorny, hairy, leaves closes and petiole downwards if touches softly and reversal after 2 minutes, annual
Height: 04 feet if supporting
Leaves: alternate, twin/tri/quadripartite, leaflets opposite, ovate, oblong size:10×3cm or less
Flower: globular racemose, diameter:19mm, lite pink, nice fragrance
Fruit: beans clustered hairy, jointly compressed, green into brown, size:2×.3cm
Seed: brown, 03 nos. in one pod, circular compressed, diameter:02mm
Camera: mobile LG K10 2017 13mp and Samsung Galaxy A21s


Mimosa pudica


Yes. Plenty around my house.


Yes, it is dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,


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Mimosa pudica from Anjana Layout Bangalore-GS25012022-6: 4 very high res. images.
Mimosa pudica photographed from Anjana Layout Bangalore, 21-9-2015


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Requesting a herb ID 130422-3: 1 high res. image.
Looks like Touch- me- not. But, has white flowers.


Mimosa pudica??


Yes, as per images at Mimosa pudica


Great, thanks! But, … why is the flower white then? Is it something to do with regional diversity?


Pink fades to white with age.


And sometimes you have white variants also.



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