Impatiens

8 thoughts on “Impatiens

  1. I take it you weren’t impatient to get this picture.
    Not being familiar with these plants, I searched and found in Wikipedia that “The scientific name Impatiens (Latin for ‘impatient’) and the common name ‘touch-me-not’ refer to the explosive dehiscence of the seed capsules. The mature capsules burst, sending seeds up to several meters away.”

  2. I’ve always liked that pouty lower lip. I’m sure you know this, but if not…the leaves can be used in a poultice to relieve poison ivy.Kind of a lot of effort when one can open a bottle of Ivy Dry.

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