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OTHER INFORMATION: The one reason Jewelweed got its name becomes apparent if you take one of the leaves and put it underwater. The silvery look is very jewel-like. Touch a ripe seed pod and it will curl and twist very rapidly shooting seeds a ways away.

Scientific tests have given creedence to Jewelweed's anti-fungal and skin-soothing properties. Interestingly, it can usually be found in moist areas where poison Ivy grows and is a decent 'antidote' for it. Crush the watery stems and leaves in your hand and rub vigorously on the affected area. It soothes and helps prevent spreading of the poison Ivy oils.