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Jewelweed by Fen – Sept 2 2008

Jewelweed is a great plant because it is beautiful to look at, it’s exploding seeds can entertain the kids(and who am I kidding adults too), and its stems can be crushed and the juice applied to skin for anti-itch medicine. Pretty cool!

 

Here are two fully ripe jewelweed seedpods.  If you look the the top of the pod on the right you’ll see two small aphids.  I imagine they went flying we I exploded the seedpods.  I didn’t know they were there unil I looked at this photo.

Jewelweed

 

And here are the seedpods after they have been touched.

Jewelweed Seeds

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1 Response to “Jewelweed by Fen – Sept 2 2008”


  1. 1 Aaron Sherman
    October 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Big boom, i suppose.


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