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|Scientific Name||Mimosa pudica L.|
Flowering class: Dicot
Distribution notes: Exotic
Straggling subshrubs; stem 4-angular, without prickles. Leaves alternate to 12 cm long; rachis, tomentose; pinnae 5-10 pairs; leaflets c.20 pairs, oblong, 3-7 by 0.75-1 mm, overlapping, base oblique-truncate, apex acute-mucronate. Flowers pink. Lomentum flat, margin with recurved prickles; seeds 3-5, subrhombic.
Flowering and fruiting: July-January
In axillary heads; pink. Flowering from November-March.
A flat pod, slightly undulate, jointed, bristly along margin, horned; seeds 2-5, ovoid, compressed. Fruiting from January-May.
Stem well branched with highly sensitive leaves. Prickles short, curved.
Notes: On bunds of rice fields & marshy areas
Common on moist and ungrazed places. Near riverbanks, bunds of arable lands, fallow lands and water courses. Found in plains from the coast to 1300m. Native of South America, now pantropical.
Weed in the plains
Native of South America; now Pantropical
State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts
Found along waysides, fallows and watercourses from plains to 1000m. Common. Native of tropical America, now pantropical.
Leaves and roots are used in traditional medicines.