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  • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 5 months ago

    Factoid 1/21: Ever heard of the sensitive plant? Fascinating plants – my Mom has had these as houseplants before. Native to the tropics of Central and South America, Mimosa pudica is a species of creeping herb or shrub that is commonly called the sensitive plant for its intriguing leaf movement when touched. Tiny hairs line the leaves of a sensitive plant. These hairs are highly responsive to touch, temperature, and motion, folding inwards when triggered. This response to stimulation is a part of the sensitive plant’s natural defense mechanism. It’s pretty cool to have a plant respond to your touch……….

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