EPPO Global Database

Mimosa pudica(MIMPU)

Last modification: 2002-04-09

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


Tropical America. Cultivated as an ornamental and now present throughout the tropics

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Mimosa hirsuta Kunth

Common names
Name Language
gemeine Mimose German
schamhafte Sinnpflanze German
action plant English
common sensitive plant English
sensitive plant English
shame plant English
hierba de cienaga Spanish (DO)
hierba pudica Spanish
morivivi Spanish
puta vieja Spanish (HN)
sensitiva Spanish
vergonzosa Spanish
zarza reis Spanish (DO)
herbe mamzelle French (MQ)
honteuse French
manzè Marie French (MQ)
Marie-honte French (MQ)
mimosa commun French
mimosa pudique French
erba casta Italian
sensitiva Italian
ミモザ Japanese
オジギソウ Japanese
ネムリグサ Japanese
mimoza Japanese
nemurigusa Japanese
ojigi-sô Japanese
kruidje-roer-me-niet Dutch
malicia-de-mulher Portuguese (BR)
мимоза стыдливая Russian
мимоза Serbian
han xiu cao Chinese
hán xiū cǎo Chinese
含羞草 Chinese