Best Plant

Shy Plant U.S. Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Ave. SW
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The Botanic Garden is one of the Mall’s most underrated destinations, but despite the majesty of the rainforest plants, desert plants, and Mid-Atlantic natives, it doesn’t offer much to actually do. Fortunately, the “shy plant,” or mimosa pudica, provides some much-needed interactivity with visitors, because it wiggles when you touch it. Sadly, the shy plant lives up to its reputation by disappearing from the garden altogether in winter months.
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