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Spotted Jewelweed

Impatiens capensis


When the plant is wet, round beads of water form at the edges of the leaves, which have a water-repellant top surface. Both the flowers and these tiny water globes are the plant's "jewels". Today, the seed pods were mature enough to perform their famous popping effect.

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1 Comment

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

beautiful Jewel weed.

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Nova Scotia, Canada

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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