Sunday, September 13, 2009

touch-me-nots


One of the welcome sights of September are the little yellow and orange jewels called "touch-me-not." Great masses of them cover shaded hillsides in eastern Kentucky.

5 comments:

Maggie said...

I have a few touch-me-nots growing on the ground at the edge of my front porch.

Deborah Godin said...

They sure are pretty, and I"m guessing there's a story behind the name - ?

Amias said...

I remembered these beautiful flowers ... I don't see them around anymore.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I know of them, but not by that name. I like it better than jewel weed. They grow in the yard of the town library but not in our field.
If there is a story, I would like to hear it, too.

Quiet Paths said...

I have heard of these but have never seen them. They are lovely. Do you know why they are called this?