Sunday, August 21, 2011

Maryland: Jewelweed aka Spotted Touch Me Not



Jewelweed is thus named as water beads on the leaves looking like the plant is bejewelled. It is called Touch Me Not as the seed pods burst when touched. It also is used as a cure to poison ivy and mosquito bites (rip the leaves and rub on affected areas). Jewelweed grows in Texas but it likes moist soil and shade (maybe more of a bog plant...).

5 comments:

Rohrerbot said...

This is a beautiful plant that loves growing in the wild back home. Moist soil in a quite a bit of shade. I love the flowers and so do the bugs:)

Lancashire rose said...

Sweet little flower.

Paul-eugene Miller said...

Hello! I recently moved to this area and am looking for this plant. Would you have lots of them, I'd be happy to pay you! I have a son who is highly, highly allergic to poison ivy and I want to use the plant for him. Please respond to my rettley78@gmail address if you can. Thank you for your time!

TXVegGirl said...

I am looking for the plant for a cure to my poison ivy. address is oktexchic @ yahoo

TXVegGirl said...

would love to acquire plant for my poison ivy. address is oktexchic@ yahoo. thank you!