The Secret of the Sensitive Plant

The D.C. Smith Greenhouse is home to some of nature’s wonders including the Mimosa pudica. Also called the touch-me-not or Sensitive Plant they are currently on display in our main entrance. Stop by to check them out!

The reaction of the sensitive plant is what is called a nastic movement. For more videos of Plants in Motion and the science behind it check out this website.

While primarily used by students and faculty, the greenhouse is open to the public Monday through Friday and also offers tours and is available for special events. For more information contact the greenhouse manager at 608-262-3844.

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