Flower Database

Mimosa pudica

Basic information
Flower Name
Mimosa pudica
Formal Name
Mimosa pudica l.
Alias
Mimosa, Sensitive plant, touch-me-not, 含羞草
Habitat
Brazil
Morph
non-cold-tolerant annual or perennial plant
Comment
Mimosa pudica, Sensitive plant or Ojigisou (scientific name: Mimosa pudica L.) is native to Brazil and is a non-cold-tolerant annual or perennial plant in the family Fabaceae. Blooming pink small spherical flowers in summer. The flower name comes from the fact that when you touch the leaf, it appears to close and bow. Even at night, close the leaves and do a sleep exercise. Although it is a perennial growing in its place of origin, Japan is cultivated as an annual in horticulture because it is colder than Brazil. The stem has thorns and turns into wood. They prefer a sunny and well drained area and breed with spilled seeds. It is also called mimosa, but in Japan the acacia flower is called mimosa.
Generic name:Mimosa pudica, Scientific name: Mimosa pudica L., aka: Touch-me-not, sSensitive plant, Place of origin: Brazil, Plant height: 30-50 cm, Leaf shape: Even twice-plumed compound, Flowering period: July-October, Flower color: Peach, Inflorescence diameter : 2 cm, flower shape: spherical.
Detailed information
Order
Fabales
Family
Fabaceae
Genus
Mimosa
Species
M. pudica L.
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Butterfly
Leaf type
Bipinnate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Pink
Season
Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
30  ~ 50  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~ 2