Aah, we use to play with this plant when we were still in elementary school! Locally known as makahiya, the leaves will fold closed when touched. It grew in a grassy field and was considered a weed. It is not a native to the Philippines however.It came from South and Central America!
|Common Names||bashful mimosa, Sensitive plant, makahiya|
|Location||UP Clarkfield, Pampanga|
|Photographer||Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio|