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    http://www.scienceu.com/library/arti...jewelweed.html

    I believe you are asking about jewelweed. I always had fun, as a kid, touching and watching these plants explode their seed pods. Still do when I find them. They are basically considered a weed here.

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    That's how it is here in North Carolina. They are also considered a weed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Touch-me-not usually means jewelweed around here. I can see how a mimosa could acquire such a trade name, that is what he is decribing.

    carnivorous newbie - I've grown mimosa pudica, it is easy to germinate (may be very quick if soaked overnight in hot water, but it is not required) and will grow well on a sunny windowsill. It doesn't need nearly as much water or humidity as cps and tap water works fine. The plant grows reasonably fast, especially compared to cps. It gorws well in a mix of peat and sand.
    I don't know how it would do in a terrarium, I've only tried it on windowsills.

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    I think jewelweeds would be a good addition to a bog garden. They tend to grow in wetter soils. They can get quite large, so you'd better have room. The flowers are showy and are very much loved by hummingbirds and other nectar addicts.

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    Thanks everybody! I searched online for pics and what-not, and I found that mimosa pudica was the plant I was looking for. A friend of mine is in love with these, and she'd love to grow them. Maybe I'll shop around for Lake Valley Seeds and see what I can find! Or maybe even a local garden center.
    Thanks also for the growing tips carnivorous23! I'll have to pass that on to my friend, and maybe get some for myself to add to my terrarium once I get a larger one! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] From the pics they look quite beautiful!

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    Just watch for their thorns. They are prickly little devils. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Oh my, I wouldn't have known that, thanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Thorns The ones around here don't have thorns; they're kinda like impations(I not sure if that's how you spellthat.) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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