Mimosa pudica is commonly called sensitive plant, sleepy plant, action plant, touch-me-not, shameplant. It is a creeping flowering plant of the pea family Fabaceae. Leaves of Touch me not plant fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, defending themselves from harm, and re-open a few minutes later. This plant is easily visible in Assam. The common name of Touch Me Not plant in Assamese language is Lajuki Bon, Nilaji Bon.