Here's your orange things in nature fact of the day. Yesterday on one of my walks I saw the early leaves of one of my favorite orange flowers; the spotted touch-me-not. Touch-me-nots are also called jewelweed and the flowers are indeed beautiful jewels in the forest. But why are they called touch-me-nots? That's the BEST part! Their seeds pods swell until just the lightest touch causes them to explode and spread seeds everywhere. I love showing this to kids and watching them jump back when the seeds burst out! #orange #flowers #natureclub #touchmenots #jewelweed

Posted by Mel Grosvenor at 2021-04-22 12:36:11 UTC