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Caption: The sensitive plant, Mimosa is a weed whose 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.

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Keywords: botany, composite leaf, composite leaves, defensive response, introduced, leaf, leaflet, leaves, mimosa pudica, pantropical, plant, plants, thigmotropism, thigmotropy defence, touch sensitive, touch-sensitive, weed

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Touch-sensitive Mimosa plant

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