Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sensitive plant

It is known by numerous common names including sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica, prayer plant and touch me not. In the evening the leaflets will fold together and the whole leaf droops downward. It then re-opens at sunrise. This type of motion has been termed nyctinastic movement. The leaves also close up under various other stimuli, such as touching, warming, or shaking.
Today while I was walking in the park outside the apartment I saw this strange plant.

4 comments:

Mark said...

Roya,
Thanks for the blog! We just got some of these TickleMe Plants on line at www.ticklemeplant.com Did you see the cool videos there! I cant wait to see them move and have pink flowers. Did you know they sleep at night too!

Kim said...

Teachers source carries the Tickleme Plant Greenhouse, they seem be reasonable for shipping things overseas. They have alot of need stuff. Here is the link
http://www.teachersource.com/BiologyLifeScience/CrittersAndPlants/TickleMePlants.aspx

Roya said...

Mark,

Thank you for your comment, I checked your website its very interesting.

Roya said...

Kim,

Thanks for the link.