[NAFEX] Jewelweed and Nettle

Dylan Ford dford at suffolk.lib.ny.us
Sat Apr 28 10:02:38 EDT 2007


From: "Jim Fruth" sent
Subject: [NAFEX] Jewelweed
> http://altnature.com/jewelweed.htm

Folks,

One of the traditional names for Jewelweed is Touch-me-not, although it
seems this appelation might be better applied to Nettles.

The name presumably derives from its seed pods, which when ripe explode upon
the slightest touch, as though a great tension is being released, flinging
the seeds away.

Their relative, the commonly available impatiens flower demonstrates this
same strategy for broadcasting its seeds.

  dylan

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