What is this plant?This weedy plant thing with a pretty little flower?

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If you need a verbal description I had posted it on a sister site here

I am in upstate NY, in case that helps as well! Thanks guys!
 

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Without a pic of the flower it is hard to tell for sure but the plant gives the strong impression of being jewelweed (Impatiens somethingorother). Flower would be yellow or orangeish, sort of like a deep narrow-petalled garden impatiens flower; seed pods are green, shaped like teensy okra, and explode when touched when they're mature.

If it is jewelweed, the sap (juices of crushed stems) are an excellent remedy for poison ivy.

Good luck, have fun,

Pat
 

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Sounds/looks like a jewelweed to me too. Usually find lots of them on shady creek banks. I always thought they were pretty.
 

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patandchickens said:
Without a pic of the flower it is hard to tell for sure but the plant gives the strong impression of being jewelweed (Impatiens somethingorother). Flower would be yellow or orangeish, sort of like a deep narrow-petalled garden impatiens flower; seed pods are green, shaped like teensy okra, and explode when touched when they're mature.

If it is jewelweed, the sap (juices of crushed stems) are an excellent remedy for poison ivy.

Good luck, have fun,

Pat
I agree with jewelweed.

I've used the sap on poison ivy, and yes, it actually works very well! :thumbsup
 
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