NSP - Mimosa pudica



Family: Leguminosae

Common names: dormidera, sensitive plant

A spreading suffrutescent annual or perennial herb, characterized by its leaves folding when touched. Flowers pink, numerous, in long-peduncled heads with a mild fragrant odor. It reproduces by seeds.

M. pudica is a pantropical species, adaptable to humid and semi-dry conditions. It is mainly found in grassland and waste places.

Its control in grassland is normally carried out using post-emergence 2,4 D-like herbicides.


Countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba


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