13 August 2011

Jewel Weed

Often while exploring in wooded urban areas you will find this weed. I remember it from my childhood, and the kids love the exploding seedpods which explode at the slightest touch. The seeds have a good nutty taste:


king kevin said...

Jewel weed is a remedy for poison ivy. In fact, it is easy to mistake jewel weed for poison ivy.

CityKin said...

What part is the remedy, just the juice from the stem?

king kevin said...

Yea, exactly. Jewel weed is an old folk remedy for bug bites and burns too.