"KONING,ROSS E. Biology
KONING at easternct.edu
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
email: koning at easternct.edu
> From: Damifyno
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 5:27 PM
> To: plant-ed at net.bio.net
> 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 isni.net
> you do, thanks in advance.
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