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Sensitive Plant

Carlyn and I encountered this interesting plant on our visit to a coffee grower near Kona on the Big Island. It's called the Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica). Our tour guide, a young high school, pointed it out and said that she loved the plant as a kid. I was immediately fascinated, so I used the video features of my new Canon G9 to grab some quick footage. Apparently this plant is native to central america and is now officially a weed in Hawaii. It's still cool though.

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Taken on March 21, 2008