|Jewelweed (Spotted Touch-me-not) |
Impatiens capensis, Impatiens pallida
Jewelweed is an entertaining plant. The ripe seedpods pop open at a gentle touch, hence the name touch-me-not. Water drops bead up on the leaves, and a leaf held underwater has a silver sheen. There is also a species with yellow flowers, pale touch-me-not.
• Family: Balsam (Balsaminaceae)