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Mimosa pudica

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusMimosaFrom Latin mimus, “mime,” and -osa, fem. adjectival suffix, because leaves seem to mimic animals by folding when touched

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Mimosa pudica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Mimosa pudica

11/17/2018 · Puerto Rico · By Heather A. Kent ID is uncertain