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Spotted Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens capensis)

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Other common names: Jewelweed
Family: Balsaminaceae (Touch-Me-Not)
Height: 2 to 5 ft.
Blooms: July to October
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Irregular blossoms
Location: Allegheny River Trail
Date:  8/31/2003
Notes: Ripe seed pods explode when touched.
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