/tuch"mee not'/, n.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Impatiens, of the balsam family, esp. I. noli-tangere, bearing pods that, when ripe, burst on being touched, scattering the seeds. Cf. jewelweed.

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Either of two North American impatiens, also known as jewelweed or snapweed, growing in moist areas.

Impatiens capensis, also called I. biflora, typically has crimson-spotted orange flowers; I. pallida has yellow to white flowers, sometimes spotted with brownish-red. They are common weeds native to extensive regions of eastern North America. Their juice is said to be a remedy for poison-ivy rashes.

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