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Jewelweed

JEWELWEED or TOUCH-ME-NOT
Impatiens capensis Touch me not  Family  Balsaminaceae
July - September Common
Description: 2 to 6 feet tall. Leaves are ovate with rounded teeth, pale green and soft, water beads up on leaf. Flower blossoms are spotted and orange in color, hang like pendent jewel; succulent stems exude juice when broken, is said to releave poison ivy irritation. Ripe fruit explode when handled leaving 5 coiled valves. Very simular genus but a in yellow is the Impatiens pallida.

Location: Moist Woods, streamsides

 
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