Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica)
A Sensitive Plant in a garden grew, And the young winds fed it with silver dew, And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light, And clothed them beneath the kisses of night. ShelleyThe Sensitive Plant. Pt. I.
For the Sensitive Plant has no bright flower; Radiance and odour are not its dower; It loves, even like Love, its deep heart is full, It desires what it has not, the beautiful. ShelleyThe Sensitive Plant. Pt. I.