Weekly photo challenge: focus

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This flower stands out to me against the blurring of the rest of its plant.I love the many common names of the Mimosa pudica, that I snapped in the glasshouse at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales :
sensitive plant
humble plant
shameful plant
sleeping grass
touch-me-not
chuimui
ant-plant

You just wonder at the plantsmans creativity when naming.Perhaps they brought a smile to their faces too.

I used to grow it as a child on my bedroom window as enjoyed the novelty of watching the leaves shy away on touch. Perhaps a packet of seeds is in order for my children’s delight.

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