Juicy Jewels

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Juicy Jewels

16.00

Limited print. 5 x 5 matted photograph, numbered signed by Erika Galentin. Acid free matting. Also comes with the following description:

The orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) has grown wildly tall, taller by far this year than most and we think all of the rain we have been having is responsible. Jewelweed likes it wet! The juice of this species is famous for its neutralizing power over the rash-causing oils of poison ivy.

Another name for orange jewelweed is spotted touch-me-not. This name refers to the seeds that are produced which literally fly off the plant (with the slight sound of a spring being released). It’s is a wonderful and fascinating seed dispersal strategy! The flowers are a hummingbird magnet which are visited in erratic waves of intensity.

The Medicine Garden, Hocking County, OH

-July 9, 2018

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