The Sleeping Beauty (Mimosa spp) genus of plants contains over 400 species that are native to the tropics and subtropics; however, only 7 species are found in Grenada. In response to temperature, light, or touch, Sleeping Beauty’s leaves fold, and their stems bend and collapse
Why Are They Called Sleeping Beauty?
When the sun sets, or there are significant changes in temperature, Mimosa’s “go to sleep” – hence its common name. Mimosa pudica is the most common of the Mimosa’s in Grenada, having many small, pink flowers.