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The Makahiya

Makahiya is one strange herb because once you touch or shaken its leaves start to fold inward. The name itself means quite shy.

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// I got this from Wikipedia.org about this strange herb:

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

-source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimosa_pudica

 

 

Touch me not aka Makahiya
The strange herb

 

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