dormilona

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
dormilona
Spanish
dormilona, vergonzosa
Description:
This herb is so sensitive to touch that its leaves fold in on themselves at the slightest touch. There are two varieties, which differ in the flowers: yellow for one and pink for the other. In both cases, the fruit is brown. The herb is considered to have curative properties to help breathing. Both the leaves and flowers are boiled to make a drink for this purpose.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
guiichi yaa, chumaga, yaga bii, la'sa yu moradu, xcu be'te, guiichi bidoorre, cebolla nisa, luba' xcu'du, biquiiche xiña', sana, yana', yaga xuga, roble, mano de lion, guiichi yaa, chumaga, yaga bii, la'sa yu moradu, xcu be'te, guiichi bidoorre, cebolla nisa, luba' xcu'du, biquiiche xiña', sana, yana', yaga xuga, roble, mano de lion