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    One other quick thing to add.

    Mimosa get relatively large, the ones in the seed packets that you usally find at garden centres will reach 12-24 inches tall, others (carefull about cuttings from friends on this one) grow into 20-30 ft trees and have a spread about the same. Also the seeds you buy are usually annuals, not always though if you find one that isn't let me know where you got it!
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    I just posted a bunch of two types of Mimosa seed that I collected in Sumatra, to Phill and Jaie for them to distribute over there in the states.
    One kind grows to about a metre tall and is a REALLY spiky little guy.
    The other is almost a tree, it gets right up to about 4 metres tall.
    Both have leaves that collapse when you touch them.

    I sent a heap of seeds so message PFT and I expect they will send you some seeds for the price of postage.

    Cheers, Troy.

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    Thanks Troy, appreciated! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    i think touch me nots are mimosas... mimosas have seed pods that explode then touched, or by themselves.

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    VFT actually that is not correct.
    Mimosa seed pods are like bean pods and don't have any power of movement.
    The leaves, and in some species the leaf stems, collapse when they are touched.

    Cheers, Troy.

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    The ones here, have seed pods that explode. Oh, and impations are the same way. Other than the flower and shape they are the same. Same texture and everything.
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    Wesley, the variety I had earlier this summer grew thorns. I got tired of them (there were 3) grabbing me when I was watering my other plants, so they are no more.
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    I too have heard Mimosa called Sensitive Plants and Touch-Me-Nots. I used to have one when I was a kid.

    If I remember correctly Phil and Jeff did sell them. But now they have Troy's seeds.

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