Definitions for: Sensitive Plant


[n] semi-climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touch
[n] prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft gray-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled



Synonyms: action plant, humble plant, live-and-die, Mimosa pudica, Mimosa sensitiva, shame plant, touch-me-not

See Also: genus Mimosa, mimosa

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