Jewelweed

This plant is sometimes called touch-me-not because of its exploding seed pods. The plant below is what I think of when I hear touch-me-not. It closes up when it’s touched. I like the name Jewelweed because it looks shiny and silvery underwater, like a jewel. Jewelweed is great for poison ivy I don’t get it,Continue reading “Jewelweed”

Hostas

Hostas are also often called Plantain Lilies. They are a symbol of devotion. The entire plant is edible to humans, but toxic to cats, dogs and horses. They are part of the asparagaceae family so, not surprisingly, their shoots taste similar to asparagus. Actually, they may contain more minerals than asparagus and other well knownContinue reading “Hostas”

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