Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Anthophyta
 French phylogeny for angiosperms (Creative Commons License)

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Fabales

Family: Fabaceae

Genus: Mimosa

Species: Mimosa pudica

Mimosa pudica is a eukaryote (in the domain Eukarya). This means that its cells have nuclei and other membrane-bound organelles. This includes a very diverse set of organisms, including not only plants like the Mimosa pudica, but also animals such as the small mouth bass and fungi such as the orange peel fungus!
The fact that it is in the kingdom Plantae means that it is multicellular and has chloroplasts. Chloroplasts enable plants to photosynthesize.
The fact that it is in the phylum Anthophyta means that it produces flowers. This phylum includes plants such as the kiwi, the lowbush blueberry, and the yellow ladyslipper orchid.
The fact that it is in the class Magnoliopsida means that it is a dicot. Dicots are plants whose seeds have two cotyledons. Another Magnoliopsida that you might know is poison ivy.
The fact that it is in the order Fabales means that it has compound leaves.
The fact that it is in the family Fabaceae. This means that it is a legume. A legume is a plant that has root nodules.
The genus Mimosa means that it can move in response to stimuli.
Mimosa pudica as a species name roughly translates to “bashful mimic” from Greek and Latin. Mimosa means mimic in Greek and pudica means bashful in Latin (Ombrello).

                You can learn more about Mimosa pudica's cool features on the Adaptations page.