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Balsaminaceae (Touch-Me-Not Family)

Impatiens biflora

Jewelweed, Spotted (Spotted Touch-Me-Not)









































note the reddish base




the stems are translucent and watery



























Plant TypeForb
Life CycleAnnual
Leaf TypeSimple
Leaf PatternOpposite
Wild/CultivatedWild
Flower Colororange
ToxicityContains toxic levels of Selenium.
Medicinal UsesThe juice from this plant can neutralize the oil in Poison Ivy if applied shortly after contact.
HabitatLow damp areas.