Touch Me Not (Jewel Weed)

 
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The common Jewel Weed.

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Guest - Mar 16, 2007 09:02 AM EDT
Thanks, Anne, for the nice comments.
Guest - Mar 15, 2007 12:00 PM EDT
Oh, how wonderful to see a touch-me-not again. I have always loved them. They grew profusely in the woods behind our house - and I would pick some because I couldn't help it. *g* There were plenty of wild flowers in those days and my uncle cosidered these beautiful flowers "weeds". Can you imagine!! Mike, I was very glad you read the good things about it for us. Thanks, talsi. A trip through memory land can be so much fun!!
Guest - Feb 15, 2007 08:38 AM EDT
Thanks Grumpy for the comments and information - interesting - And thanks Shawna for commenting.
Guest - Feb 14, 2007 10:16 AM EDT
Another fine example of your amazing eye and talent! I love the colors and all that I've learned about this vivid weed. ~Shawna
Guest - Feb 14, 2007 09:02 AM EDT
and the answer to your question is The one reason Jewelweed got its name becomes apparent if you take one of the leaves and put it underwater. The silvery look is very jewel-like. Scientific tests have given credibility to Jewelweed's anti-fungal and skin-soothing abilities. Interestingly, it can usually be found in moist areas where poison ivy grows and is in fact a suitable antidote for it. Crush the watery stems and leaves in your hand and rub vigorously on the affected area. It sooths and aids in the prevention of the spreading of ivy oils. a beautiful and splendid photo thanks for sharing it
Guest - Feb 14, 2007 08:24 AM EDT
Thanks all for the nice comments. I believe that it is called Touch Me Not because the slightest touch to the seed pod makes it burst open.
Guest - Feb 13, 2007 07:45 PM EDT
Beautiful color,and a super macro.
Guest - Feb 13, 2007 03:45 PM EDT
Great photo. Do you know why they call it Touch me not? Im wondering if its like poison ivy or something. Carol
Guest - Feb 13, 2007 02:54 PM EDT
WOW!! very nice.
Guest - Feb 13, 2007 01:49 PM EDT
Very beautiful photo Beverly. When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a yellow lizard on green leaves. It is a lizard with red front legs, no back legs, and a tail lol.. Seriously, great photo!!
Guest - Feb 13, 2007 10:53 AM EDT
It may be common, Beverly, but isolating this intense orange flower against the dark green of the leaf has made an uncommonly beautiful photo.

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