It’s Jewelweed Season!

Did you know that when you touch a Jewelweed seed pod it will pop? It’s a big surprise and lots of fun for kids and adults who have never tried it before. The time to give it a go is right now!

Jewelweed is a common plant at Devil’s Lake State Park and in the region in general. Most often it’s found filling ditches and wet areas along streams. (There’s a bunch up by the Devil’s Lake State Park nature center as well!) Jewelweed stands 3-5 feet tall and often grows in clumps. It’s fairly easy to recognise with thick squarish stems and orange horn-like flowers. The seed pods look like little peapods and will when ripe will pop at the lightest pressure.  (Watch the video)  Have fun!

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