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Mimosa Pudica Greenhouse:
~ pudica (latin). ashamed, bashful ~
A miniature, self-contained greenhouse is filled with "shy" plants. These plants intrigued Charles Darwin who studied their seismonastic movements (their ability to move rapidly in response to touch, electricity and heat.) Often marketed as 'novelty' plants that are fun for kids, they are still the subject of current research on their special method of movement. Visitors are invited to experience their movements first hand by gently touching them with a variety of implements, including their hands.