EPPO Global Database

Mimosa pudica(MIMPU)

Last modification: 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 Indian subcontinent, China, southeast Asia, tropical Africa, New Guinea, Australia

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
gemeine Mimose German
schamhafte Sinnpflanze German
herbe mamzelle French (MQ)
honteuse French
manzè Marie French (MQ)
Marie-honte French (MQ)
mimosa commun French
mimosa pudique French
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)
ミモザ Japanese
オジギソウ Japanese
ネムリグサ Japanese
mimoza Japanese
nemurigusa Japanese
ojigi-sô Japanese
мимоза стыдливая Russian
hán xiū cǎo Chinese
含羞草 Chinese
мимоза Serbian