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S Usvy
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Bees loved this thing. New Brunswick, Canada. Zone 5...
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David Livingston
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Some sort of mimulus I think
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimulus

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Jessica Gorton
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I am almost positive (which is about how positive I get giving people plant i.d. advice here on the web) that that is Jewelweed: Impatiens capensis. The juice/sap in the stems is good for nettle stings, poison ivy, etc, and the seeds (which jump out, giving the plant its other common name, Touch-Me-Not) are edible.
 
D. Logan
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I can safely say that is Jewelweed. The leaf shape and coloration are fairly distinct as well as the slipper-like flower with the little curl at the end. Petal shape, coloring, etc. If you crush it, it should be a bit viscus. The plant is most notable as a medicinal remedy for the itch of poison ivy or stinging nettles.
 
S Usvy
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Awesome, thanks so much! I've heard about it, but never seen it before. Great to know I can get free seeds!
 
Jen Van
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Jut spotted this at the Arboretum here in MN! Pretty!
 
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