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jewelweed

[joo-uh l-weed] /ˈdʒu əlˌwid/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Impatiens, especially I. capensis, having orange-yellow flowers spotted with reddish brown, or I. pallida, having yellow flowers sometimes spotted with brownish red.
Compare touch-me-not.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; jewel + weed1
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  • Look for interesting fall mushrooms and wildflowers including jewelweed and asters along the way.

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