EPPO Global Database

Mimosa pudica(MIMPU)

Code created in: 2002-04-09

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MIMPU
  • Preferred name: Mimosa pudica
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone). Cultivated as an ornamental and now widespread in the tropics. Introduced in Western Asia, Himalayas, India to Indochina, Sri Lanka, China (including Taiwan), Korea, Malesia, tropical Africa, Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia (North, Queensland, New South Wales)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Mimosa hirsuta Kunth

Common names
Name Language
action plant English
common sensitive plant English
sensitive plant English
shame plant English
touch-me-not English
gemeine Mimose German
Mimose German
schamhafte Sinnpflanze German
Sinnpflanze German
herbe mamzelle French (MQ)
honteuse French
manzè Marie French (MQ)
Marie-honte French (MQ)
mimosa commun French
mimosa pudique French
sensitive French
dormidera Spanish
hierba de cienaga Spanish (DO)
hierba pudica Spanish
morivivi Spanish
puta vieja Spanish (HN)
sensitiva Spanish
vergonzosa Spanish
zarza reis Spanish (DO)
erba casta Italian
sensitiva Italian
kruidje-roer-me-niet Dutch
malicia-de-mulher Portuguese (BR)
mimoza Japanese
nemurigusa Japanese
ojigi-sô Japanese
オジギソウ Japanese
ネムリグサ Japanese
ミモザ Japanese
мимоза стыдливая Russian
lajjaboti lata Bengali
hán xiū cǎo Chinese
含羞草 Chinese
미모사 Korean
mi mo sa Korean
мимоза Serbian