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Desmodium gyrans

Erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine.  Synonyms: Codariocalyx motorius, Desmodium motorium, semaphore plant, telegraph plant.

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"Desmodium gyrans" Quotes from Famous Books

... 162. DESMODIUM GYRANS.—An interesting plant of the pea family, called the moving plant, on account of the rotatory motion of the leaflets. These move in all conceivable ways, either steadily or by jerks. Sometimes only one leaf or two on the plant will ...
— Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture • William Saunders

Words linked to "Desmodium gyrans" :   genus Codariocalyx, semaphore plant, shrub, bush, Codariocalyx

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