Things are about to get exciting behind the West Park Band Shell. In a few days these Jewel Weed Plants (Impatiens capensis) will have exploding edible seed pods. Also called “Touch Me Not” the seeds have a nutty taste and can be harvested by carefully letting the pod explode in your closed hand. Just touch the pod and it opens with plant-like force. Great for kids. The juicy leaves help relieve rashes caused by poison ivy and insect bites when applied topically. [photo]
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