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    jlr3001 Guest
    I'm looking for a plant that wilts when you touch it, then, after a few minutes, grows to full stature once more.* Does anyone know what the name of this plant is?

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    Hi JLR,

    Sensitive plant aka Mimosa pudica is probably the one you are thinking of.* I saw this growing wild in the Amazon jungle.* It can become a weed in frost free areas if planted outside.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensitive_plant
    http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week147.shtml

    There is also the prayer plant aka Maranta leuconeura that folds its leaves up at night.* There is a very pretty red veined version and one that has blotches on it's leaves.
    http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week205.shtml
    http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week123.shtml
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/c...ayerPlant.html

    Newt

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