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Sensitive Plant Collection

The sensitive plant, scientifically known as Mimosa pudica, is a fascinating specimen that has captivated the attention of botanists and nature enthusiasts alike

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Sensitive plant

Sensitive plant
Photo of an original Fine Lithograph from the Favourite Flowers of Garden & Greenhouse by Edward Step published in 1897 in London

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Evolution and reproduction of plants and sleep of the leaves (coloured engraving)

Evolution and reproduction of plants and sleep of the leaves (coloured engraving)
998154 Evolution and reproduction of plants and sleep of the leaves (coloured engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Iris, Iris gemanica, and sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica

Iris, Iris gemanica, and sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica
6336990 Iris, Iris gemanica, and sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica by Bessa, Pancrace (1772-1846) (after); (add.info.: Iris, Iris gemanica, and sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica)

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Mimosa pudica (sensitive plant, sleepy plant)

Mimosa pudica (sensitive plant, sleepy plant)
Illustration of a Mimosa pudica (sensitive plant, sleepy plant)

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Hookes observations of the cellular structure of cork and a sprig of Sensitive Plant, 1665

Hookes observations of the cellular structure of cork and a sprig of Sensitive Plant, 1665
Hookes observations of the cellular structure of cork and a sprig of Sensible (Sensitive) Plant, 1665. Hooke was the first to use the word cell to describe the honeycomb nature of cork

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Mandrake, Sensitive Plant, and Acacia, c1795

Mandrake, Sensitive Plant, and Acacia, c1795
Mandrake (bottom left), Sensitive Plant (bottom right) and Acacia, c1795

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Treetop, green leaves of a Mimosa -Mimosa sp. -

Treetop, green leaves of a Mimosa -Mimosa sp. -
Treetop, green leaves of a Mimosa -Mimosa sp.-

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica), Mimosaceae, herbaceous plant for flower beds native to tropical

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica), Mimosaceae, herbaceous plant for flower beds native to tropical America, watercolor
Herbal, 18th-19th century. Iconographia Taurinensis. Volume XIII, Plate 37 by Francesco Peyrolery: Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica), Mimosaceae

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: LM of the leaf of the sensitive plant

LM of the leaf of the sensitive plant
Light micrograph of the surface of a leaf of the sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica, showing the interlocking, jigsaw-like network of epidermal cells

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Sensitive plant, in flower. Costa Rica

Sensitive plant, in flower. Costa Rica
ROG-12108 Sensitive plant, in flower Costa Rica Mimosa pudica Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Sensitive Plant - before touching sequence (1 of 2)

Sensitive Plant - before touching sequence (1 of 2)
JLM-920 SENSITIVE PLANT - Open, before being touched Mimosa pudica John Mason Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageSensitive Plant Collection: Sensitive Plant - after touching, sequence (2 of 2)

Sensitive Plant - after touching, sequence (2 of 2)
JLM-919 SENSITIVE PLANT - After touching Mimosa pudica John Mason Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway


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The sensitive plant, scientifically known as Mimosa pudica, is a fascinating specimen that has captivated the attention of botanists and nature enthusiasts alike. Its unique characteristics and behaviors have been observed and documented throughout history. In 1665, Robert Hooke made groundbreaking observations on the cellular structure of cork and even studied a sprig of the sensitive plant. This marked an important milestone in our understanding of plant anatomy. Fast forward to 1795 when artists depicted mandrake, sensitive plants, and acacia in their vibrant colored engravings. These illustrations showcased the beauty and diversity found within the world of plants. One cannot help but be intrigued by this peculiar species' ability to sleep. Just like humans, its leaves fold up at nightfall as if preparing for a peaceful slumber. It's truly mesmerizing to witness this natural phenomenon unfold before your eyes. Evolutionary marvels are also evident in Iris gemanica alongside the delicate sensitive plant itself. These two botanical wonders showcase how plants adapt over time to survive in their respective environments. Mimosa pudica is often referred to as the "sleepy plant" due to its leaf movements when touched or disturbed. The rapid folding up of its leaves serves as a defense mechanism against potential threats, making it an intriguing subject for study. Tropical America is home to this herbaceous gem which adds vibrancy to flower beds with its beautiful blooms. A watercolor painting from 1765 showcases its splendor while highlighting its native origins. A closer look at the leaf structure reveals intricate details under microscopic examination - a testament to nature's complexity hidden within every living organism. From Costa Rica's lush landscapes comes another snapshot capturing the exquisite beauty of a flowering sensitive plant. Its blossoms add bursts of color amidst verdant surroundings, reminding us once again why we cherish these botanical treasures so dearly. Before touching sequence begins - one can't resist reaching out towards the sensitive plant, curious to witness its response.