Where the Red Fern Grows

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Spotted Jewelweed-  This flower is also known as Touch-me-not because of its unusual method of seed dispersal.  When the seed pods become ripe, the slightest touch or swift breeze triggers a pop that sends the seeds up to four feet away. Unlike most wildflowers, Jewelweed is an annual, which means its only way to reproduce is through seed.  It depends on the this efficient seed spreading method for survival.  This intricate flower also serves as fuel for hummingbirds to get them through fall migration.

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  1. Garrett says:

    Have you read the book by the same name?


  2. akvenable says:

    No, but I bet you have. What is it called?


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