Mountain Lines by Nelson Haas

 

 

 

SPOTTED TOUCH-ME-NOT

JEWELWEED

Impatiens biflora

It’s been a good wet year for Jewelweed and it’s blooming everywhere this time of year.

It reminded me of a request I had from a reader to draw the Jewelweed, so here it is.

Jewelweed earned its common name from the appearance of water droplets on its leaves, reflecting sunlight like a jewel. Jewelweed leaves are covered with fine hairs, trapping air and repelling water. Submerge a leaf under water and it will appear silver in color. Remove the leaf and it will be completely dry.

 

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