Saturday, February 25, 2006

Makahiya: A very shy plant


Makahiya
Originally uploaded by Jepster.
Flowers of the makahiya plant look like bursting pink fireworks. The name is derived from the tagalog word for "shy". Touching the leaves will make them close gently together. It's the only plant I actually seen that moves fast enough to be noticed. Hmmm... a relative of the venus fly trap perhaps? Isn't diversity in nature just amazing?

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