Desmodium gyrans (Telegraph Plant) Seed Packet
[10 Seeds]

Price: AU$5.25 In Stock: 16 Available

Accepted Name: Codariocalyx motorius.
A tropical Asian shrub, one of a few plants capable of rapid movement, whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine. Commonly used as ornament in gardening, in which some are made as bonsais.

A small shrub growing up to 60-90 cm. It produces small, purple flowers. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out. Prefers a lightly shady position.

Apart from ornamental value, the plant also has medical value, due to its leaves, stems and roots containing small amounts of tryptamine alkaloids, especially DMT and 5-MeO-DMT.

Common name: Semaphore Plant; Dancing Plant; Dancing Grass.

Desmodium gyrans (Telegraph Plant) Seed Packet
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