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Spotted Touch-me-not

Impatiens capensis

Description:

Tall, leafy plant with pendent golden-orange flowers splotched with reddish-brown. Flowers are about 1 inch long, tube or funnel shaped with a long narrow spur at the back that curls back under the tube. Nectar is stored in the spur. Fruit is a thin pod about 1 inch long that pops open at the slightest touch, throwing seeds in all directions, hence the name "touch me not."

Habitat:

Spotted along the Ottertail River at the Chippewa Picnic area at Tamarac NWR. Habitat: shaded wetlands.

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Tamarac Connie
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Tamarac Connie

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2017
Submitted on Aug 19, 2017

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