touch-me-not


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touch-me-not,

common name for any plant of the genus Impatiens of the jewelweedjewelweed,
common name for the Balsaminaceae, a family of widely distributed annual and perennial herbs. The principal genus is Impatiens, so named because of the sudden bursting of the mature seed capsules when touched.
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 family. I. balsamina is also called balsam.
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