June 15th: Wetlands
Today on my walk I discovered lots of this orange powedry stuff on several types of plants at random. Upon researching, I believe this is Rust Fungi. Rust Fungi is found in areas of high moisture and I was around a wetland area so it does seem fitting. Such a fascinating neon powdery fungi!
The second new to me flower discovered today was a Cape Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis). Another plant that is fond of moist areas (hello wetlands!). From my limited research I have discovered these can be used for dyes, and the herbs have an acrid, burning taste and act strongly as emetics, cathartics and diuretics, but are considered dangerous, their use having been termed 'wholly questionable.' They also have the nickname the "Spotted touch-me-not". They look like the most beautiful little delicate sunbursts!
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