|Copyright: Pushkar Mitra (auroco)
|Date Taken: 2017-06-11|
|Camera: SONY Cybershot DSC HX400V|
|Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-06-26 8:24|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|First of all thanks to Luciano Gollini for informing me its ID.|
Mimosa pudica (from Latin: pudica "shy, bashful or shrinking"; also called sensitive plant, sleepy plant, Dormilones, touch-me-not, or shy plant) is a creeping annual or perennial herb of the pea family Fabaceae often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, defending themselves from harm, and re-open a few minutes later. The species is native to South America and Central America, but is now a pantropical weed. It can also be found in Asia in countries such as Bangladesh, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan. It grows mostly in undisturbed shady areas, under trees or shrubs.
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- [2017-06-26 8:33]
Hi Pushkar,a very nice capture from above of this species,it's a "Mimosa pudica" also called sensitive plant. I know this plant,very famous because close the leaves when i touch. The sharpness on the flowers is great and the purple is very bright too! Have a nice evening and thanks,luciano