Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sleeping beauty

Another small flower... Sleeping grass, touch-me-not and sensitive are some popular names for this shrinking plant (mimosa pudica L. - known as dormideira in Portuguese). My kids were playing in an open field when they found the sleeping grass... and they had so much fun touching the leaves to see them fold.
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10 comments:

Indrani said...

My kids too are fascinated by this flower.

fishing guy said...

Chris: That is a great lesson in nature for the kids.

Regina said...

Beautiful one.

Ebie said...

I don't know if I have seen that pink flower, but it sure is lovely. It is also interesting to know about a name "sleeping grass".

Arija said...

Great post, love the children playing in the fields.

Rajesh said...

I used to touch these while going to school in my childhood.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Oi Cris

Linda postagem e muito interessante também!
Linda flor! Obrigado por estar apoiando sempre o TODAY´S FLOWERS!
Tenha uma boa semana!
Luiz

Ash said...

This is precious, Cris!

Pearl said...

So very lovely.
Hope you are doing well. Your blog is always so wonderful to visit.
Hugs,

Cheffie-Mom said...

The Mimosa Tree in my back yard just bloomed! It's beautiful!