This is why it’s called “touch-me-not”


The other day
I wrote about orange jewelweed, also known as spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis, Balsaminaceae). In that post I mentioned it gets the name “touch-me-not” because the seed capsules explode and ballistically eject the seeds when disturbed. I revisited the site where I found these plants and recorded this for a demonstration.

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Science and nature nerd.
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