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Spotted Jewelweed

Impatiens capensis

Description:

These are quite common around our streams and ponds. They have several small, orange flowers and grow in large clusters around water.

Notes:

The seed pods, when they're ready, are designed to "pop" with even the slightest touch. They're spring-loaded! This flings the seeds in various directions.

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Spotted Jewelweed
Impatiens capensis Impatiens capensis


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1 Comment

loriteed23
loriteed23 6 years ago

Also known as touch-me-not

Shane_S
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Shane_S

New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 16, 2014

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