Shameplant (Mimosa pudica)
Shameplant Species Description
This species includes one or more native variety (or subspecies) to North America AND one or more introduced variety (or subspecies).
Allergenicity: Shameplant (Mimosa pudica) is a mild allergen.
Pollination: Occurs in following seasons depending on latitude and elevation: all year long.
Angiosperm - Flowering Dicot: Plants in this group have two embryonic leaves (dicotyledons). Examples of dicotyledons are beans, buttercups, oaks, sunflowers, etc.
Forb: A broad-leaved herb other than a grass, especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
Weed: Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
Annual: Plants in which the entire life cycle is completed within one growing season.
Perennial: Living for many years.
Wetland Plant: Plants growing in aquatic or wetland habitats. These include all known floating, submerged, and emergent taxa, plus those that are found in permanently or seasonally wet habitats.
Woody Stem: Non-herbaceous. Lignified.
Evergreen: Retaining leaves throughout the year including changing seasons.
Herbaceous Stem: Not woody, lacking lignified tissues.
Shameplant Species Usage
Pharmacological: Used in medicine or pharmacological research.
More Shameplant (Mimosa pudica) imagesby Jessie M. Harris from BONAP