humble plant

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Noun1.Humble plant - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australiahumble plant - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
genus Mimosa - genus of spiny woody shrubs or trees; named for their apparent imitation of animal sensitivity to light and heat and movement
mimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
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Known as malunggay in these parts, the humble plant boasts of some truly powerful medicinal properties.
But this humble plant can be turned into anything from tools to textiles, food to furniture - and it boasts some pretty impressive eco credentials too.
William Otim-Nape, researchers at the African Innovations Institute in Kampala have turned the humble plant from a famine reserve and a subsistence crop to a high value commercial crop.
A humble plant grower and librarian, who wishes to remain anonymous, has the most floriferous orchid I have ever seen.
This humble plant feeds the greatest gatherings of wildlife found anywhere on Earth as this programme so spectacularly shows.