A Touch-Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica)
A curious plant that shies away from human touch.
This funny plant is called "Mimosa Pudica"...
It closes immediately on being touched by anything with even a small amount of force.
I tried touching the plant very gently, and if done slowly, the plant didn't react at all, however, it will retract after being touched with any object, or being shaken or blown on forcefully.
This plant was shown to me by a friend my wife and I were visiting on the north shore of O'ahu, Hawaii, in 2012, who showed us this "funny plant" growing outside their wall.
After the leaves retract, they slowly open up again after about 2-5 minutes.
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