Thursday, January 29, 2009

Spotted Touch-Me-Not

Spotted Touch-Me-Not
Impatiens capensis
aka Jewelweed

One of the most interesting of plants to young children because of the way seed pods pop when touched. This is the plant's way of reseeding. When the pod pops the plant throws its seeds a considerable distance.

Herbal Uses: First peoples used the juice from the Touch-me-Not to relieve the itching of poison ivy and other skin irritation - including athletes foot.

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