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Jewelweed

Impatiens pallida

Description:

Yellow wildflower

Habitat:

Near a forest stream in Appalachians

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Jewelweed
Impatiens pallida


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5 Comments

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID help and the interesting info, quiggsmcghee :)

quiggsmcghee
quiggsmcghee 8 years ago

It's not scientifically proven, but the fluid from the stem/root is commonly used to treat rashes from poison ivy and stinging nettles.

quiggsmcghee
quiggsmcghee 8 years ago

It's jewel weed. Sometimes called touch-me-nots

JamesHart
JamesHart 8 years ago

But it can't be an orchid because its not a monocot

JamesHart
JamesHart 8 years ago

It looks like an orchid

Mandy Hollman
Spotted by
Mandy Hollman

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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