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Jewelweed (Spotted Touch-me-not)

Impatiens capensis

Description:

2-5 ft height, shiny round succulent stems, with alternate ovate dull leaves with broad teeth, blooms are bright orange to yellow and spotted.

Habitat:

Area is a gated man-made lake community, surrounded by rural agricultural land, and some deciduous forest areas. In areas that are not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched. e not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched.

Notes:

A common antidote to poison ivy and stinging nettle hives and has anti-fungal properties.

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MelindaKiser
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MelindaKiser

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 30, 2018
Submitted on Jul 31, 2018

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