Impatiens pallida, Yellow Jewelweed, Yellow Touch-me-not.

Impatiens pallida, Yellow Jewelweed, Yellow Touch-me-not is traditionally known as a diuretic, though the dried leaves have been described as acrid, and act as an emetic, cathartic, and diuretic. Components considered water soluble, some suggest toxic components may be extracted with an ethanolic extract. Juice of the leaves formerly used to remove warts and treat ringworm. The seeds, once mature, are ejected with an elastic force that expels them when the dried valves of the fruit are touched, hence the name touch-me-not. A recent study found that this annual is capable of kin recognition, enhancing nutrients and thwarting competition, via DNA-confirmed relationships only through the roots of plants in the same populations. Believe it.

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