animated ferns

Wed Oct 24 08:21:56 EST 2001


I think you are writing of Mimosa pudica (the sensitive plant)
which has compound leaves and therefore looks "fern-like".
However, this plant is actually a flowering plant and will have
pink flowers that produce a fruit that contains seeds...definitely
not a fern.  The seeds of this plant are available at most garden
stores in a novelty-seed section.


Professor Ross E. Koning, PhD
Chapter President ECSU-AAUP
Biology Department - Goddard Hall
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, Connecticut 06226 USA

Phone: (860)-465-5327
FAX: (860)-465-5213
Pager: (860)-744-2705
email: koning at

> ----------
> From: 	Damifyno
> Sent: 	Tuesday, October 23, 2001 5:27 PM
> To: 	plant-ed at
> Subject: 	animated ferns
> Anybody know anything about a fern plant which reacts to human touch by
> wilting and coming back in about a minute? email me at damifyno at
> if
> you do, thanks in advance.


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