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December 01, 2012

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Heidi/ IN woodland garden

I love our jewelweed! Because of our drought this summer, it was missing from our dry creek bed and rain garden. Don't forget that the juices are a natural itch relief for poison ivy. Jewel is right, but unfortunate 'surname' for such a wonderful plant!

Graham Rice

Glad you like it too! I'm sure there will still be seeds in your dry creek bed and rain garden and that, if next year is less dry, they will germinate. The seeds of many native annuals are programmed to not germinate all in one year - just in case conditions are unsuitable.

Mike Grant

Graham - as you probably know, it's an alien in the UK and has the distinction of first being recorded in the wild by the philosopher, John Stuart Mill (in Surrey in 1822). It's also an example of a plant with a 'confusing toponym' - the epithet capensis suggesting it's a native of the Cape of South Africa.

Diane C

It's like the Dandelion. I had a coworker who thought them beautiful because she was raised in NYC where they were not as plentiful. Also, children love to make bouquets. Hooray for beauty being in the eye of the beholder!

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This might be so exciting add surprising for you to have an unexpected lovely weed in your garden!I really liked this weed,its so beautiful!It adds beauty to the garden!

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