I find the blossom to be absolutely elegant with its interesting petals. Fortunately for me, it seems that this years rains have resulted in the expansion of Jewelweed fields around our cabin. They come in two colors, red and yellow, but it seems the red have taken over our woods.
But when you look up close, you can see the delicate detail of it's petals and the curve of it's tail...
The bees love them and have to fly deep inside to get to the nectar causing their backs to brush against the pollen to carry to their next stop!
I find them to be absolutely exquisite...but it also has medicinal uses including being an anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties, though I have not used them in that manner at this point (except our attempt at healing Johny's poison ivy which was not very effective). I'm sure finding the correct method for preparation is key in its effectiveness, so I haven't given up on it, but I sure do enjoy just looking at them!
Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,
Waiting for mountain folklore to kick in on the Jewelweed flower. Hugs!
Let's hope the folklore about it is right! Hugs back:)
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