This plant is called “makahiya”; in Tagalog, ‘hiya’ means shy.
Upon being touched, this plant’s leaves immediately fold up together as if the plant is shy (hence its name).
Also called the Touch-Me-Not, mimosa pudica are native to South America Central America, but have been introduced to many other regions, like the South East Asia.
The Tagalog word “makahiya,” is pronounced MAH-KAH-HEE-YA, in which the last syllable is not prolonged.
We call them sensitive plants and we used to have one and it died and it was a very sad day.
oh, there goes the ball
along with all the fucks I give