the plants name is called “makahiya” and hiya in tagalog means “shy”. whenever you touch the plants leaves, they immediately fold up together looking as if its really shy hence the name.

Mimosa pudica – an exotic herb native to South America and Central America – can learn and remember just as well as it would be expected of animals.

The Makahiya plant responds to touch by closing its leaves together as a self defense measure #trippy #gif #psychedelic

The Makahiya plant responds to touch by closing its leaves together as a self defense measure (gif)

Mimosa pudica - Sensitive Plant  - The Sensitive Plant has fine leaflets that collapse downward when touched and reopen in about an hour, blooms are pink puffs. The Mimosa pudica is a perennial but is often used as an annual in gardens. They get 1' high and prefer full sun.

The Sensitive Plant has fine leaflets that collapse downward when touched and reopen in about an hour, blooms are pink puffs. The Mimosa pudica is a perennial but is often used as an annual in gardens. They get high and prefer full sun.

Makahiya plant

Mimosa pudica (from Latin: pudica "shy, bashful or shrinking"; also called sensitive plant, sleepy plant, Dormilones or shy plant) is a creeping annual or pe.

"Makahiya Plant" turog turog

"Makahiya Plant" turog turog

makahiya plant. it drops down when you touch it

makahiya plant. it drops down when you touch it

plantare-series:  “11 ● makahiya  ”  this week’s PLANTARE card! i had a good childhood with this plant ;^

plantare-series: “11 ● makahiya ” this week’s PLANTARE card! i had a good childhood with this plant ;^

Makahiya

Makahiya

The Legend Of Makahiya (Touch-me-not Plant)

The Legend Of Makahiya (Touch-me-not Plant)

It close and reopens after few minutes to the touch. Here's a Philippine legend of makahiya called "shy" plant, or touch-me-not.

▶ The shy leafed plant (filipino makahiya) - YouTube, the plant closes when you touch it.

This plant is called the shy plant, it closes up when touched. It is known as makahiya in Tagalog, or the sensitive plant.

shy. Mimosa Pudica. Other names known around the world: Sensitive Plant, Sleeping Grass, Makahiya, Tickle Me Plant, Shame Plant, Prayer Plant, and Touch-me-not 1 or 'shyness grass' (Chinese name for this plant) annual or perennial herb plant. Fascinating leaves of the plant fold inward and droop when touched (re-opening within minutes 1).

shy. Mimosa Pudica. Other names known around the world: Sensitive Plant, Sleeping Grass, Makahiya, Tickle Me Plant, Shame Plant, Prayer Plant, and Touch-me-not 1 or 'shyness grass' (Chinese name for this plant) annual or perennial herb plant. Fascinating leaves of the plant fold inward and droop when touched (re-opening within minutes 1).

Makahiya: Shy Plant..loved playing with this as a kid <3

loved playing with this as a kid

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