jewelweed definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of flowers regarding the genus Impatiens having yellowish spurred flowers and seedpods that dehisce into five valves when mature. Also referred to as balsam, touch-me-not.
    • Impatiens.
    • See impatiens.
    • The United states Impatiens, the balsam or touch-me-not, I. fulva (see cut-under balsam) or I. pallida. See balsam and Impatiens.
    • united states annual plant with often yellow or orange flowers; expands chiefly on wet quite acid earth

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