Common Name: Touch-me-not
Scientific Name: Mimosa pudica
Nepali Name: Lajawati ( लज्जावती )
Size: 1.5 m (length)
Location: Sauraha, Chitwan

Found in subtropical and tropical areas from 75 m to 1300 m this invasive species can be seen in open fields, grasslands, and forest edges.

Being bipinnately compound ( Pinnation is the arrangement of feather-like or multi-divided features arising from both sides of a common axis ), the leaves have one or two pinnae pairs, with 0–26 leaflets per pinna. The leaflets will fold once it is touched, shaken or simulated in any way. The flower is pink in color and the flower heads rises from the leaf axils in mid-summer.

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