Mimosa grow like weeds around here, had no idea you had to buy seeds for them.
But I love how they fold up when you touch them! :-)
Ross Koning wrote:
> At 2:18 PM -0400 5/18/98, Grant R. Cramer wrote:
> >I have two questions:
> >1) Does anyone know where I can get seed for the sensitivity plant? I want
> >to give each student one to grow through class next fall.
> >2) Does anyone have a recommendation for a short Plant ID guide or key that
> >students can easily carry with them out in the field?
>> Hi Grant!
>> Mimosa pudica seeds (the sensitive plant) are available
> where most seeds are sold. The usual sources Northrup King,
> Burpee, Park, etc. should all have them in stores or certainly
> by mail order.
>> The best guide for around here are the Audubon's series...
> I'm not particularly fond of the "color" sorting of the
> entries, but students do find that it gets them to their
> plant a bit faster than a more "botanical" key might.
> Ross Koning | koning at ecsu.ctstateu.edu> Biology Department | http://koning.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/> Eastern CT State University | phone: 860-465-5327
> Willimantic, CT 06226 USA | fax: 860-465-4479
>> Electronic services composed and served from =95Macintosh hardware.