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    Anybody know what plant this is? The flowers are just over an inch long.It grows as a bush-like thing, about 3-4' tall. I found it growing along a stream.



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    That's jewelweed-- it's a natural remedy for poison ivy. Are you in the midwest, or New England? Those little banana shaped seed pods are cool, when they're ripe they spring open upon contact - shooting the seed in all directions. It's a pretty powerful spring mechanism. That's why they're also known as touch-me-nots.

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    It's a type of native impatiens. We have them in Georgia,too. I forgot the species, though.

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    oh yea! they are called Snap somethings or others in NY..

    but I just call them orange flower popper...

    just my personal opinion... they are awsome plants.. I want to plant some in my yard... cause they are awsome...

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    I looked it up just now, it's Impatiens capensis.

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    nepenthes_ak, I most heartily agree. That's why I was trying to figure out what they were!

    throckmoron, I'm in TN

    Thanks everybody for the replies.
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