What is this plant?This weedy plant thing with a pretty little flower?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chicken Fruit, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    I know this is a poultry forum, but you guys must have weeds and gardens... I have a TON of this stuff all over the place. It is really tall, about 3-4 feet, and about this time of year it gets a yellow flower that hangs under a leaf and looks like a touch me not. The stem is hollow and the walls of it are softish and it holds a bunch of water. You know, like crunchy celery would. It likes the shade, i dont find it in the sun. The leaf stems have a touch of red on them. Its not a spotted touch me not, the stalk is thicker, the leaves are more supple... and the flower is just white. But it does look like a touch me not.

    The picture is of a little one, without the flower.

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  2. Cluckin'Along

    Cluckin'Along Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's Jewel Weed, or touch me not, yours is pale touch me not because of the yellow flower. Genus: Impatiens Species: pallida The juice from the stems is excellent poison Ivy treatment. . And the seed pods explode when you touch them!
    Great plant!
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Have you considered posting on the BYC sister site. www.TheEasyGarden.com ? I bet they'd have a fast answer! [​IMG] I sure don't! Bunch of BYC people over ther anyway.
     
  4. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    thanks!! i didnt know there was a garden version
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Oooooh yeeeeeah, I get lost in there for hours! Just like here! [​IMG]
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Cluckin'Along :

    That's Jewel Weed, or touch me not, yours is pale touch me not because of the yellow flower. Genus: Impatiens Species: pallida The juice from the stems is excellent poison Ivy treatment. . And the seed pods explode when you touch them!
    Great plant!

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  7. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    How did I miss that reply?!!
     

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