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Stomping Through the Weeds n Hudson Valley Parent 17 "Oh, yes. Mom cut one plant and rubbed the inside of it against my arm when I had poison ivy. It felt cool and wet." "Right, that's jewelweed. If you touch that seed pod when it's ripe, the walls of the pod curl up like springs, and then the seeds fly through the air." They both looked through the branches of the jewelweed, to find the fattest pods. When Robin tapped the pod in his hand, the seeds burst out. Willow ate the seeds she had in her hand. "If you watch the birds, you will see them eating lots of seeds. In fact, that's another way the plants get around." The jewelweed pods can coil back to eject their seeds.

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