|Spring greens. Jewelweed, Impatiens
capensis Meerb., is
more popular as a treatment for poison ivy. I grow it in the
garden for greens, edible flowers and its anti-inflammatory effect on
poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak.
Below left: Jewelweed flower.
Below right: Rebecca Meuninck applying Jewelweed to poison ivy.
Above Left: Collecting young jewelweed in Painter Marsh, Cass County, MI.
Above Right: Rusty the dog giving a lecture on the virtues of jewelweed.