Minnesota Wildflowers

February 13, 2014 – 05:53 am

[photo of flowers]

Flower:

Groups of 1 to 3 flowers are in racemes on branching stems in the upper part of the plant. Flowers are tube or funnel shaped, 1 to 1½ inches long and nearly as wide as long, with a narrow spur at the back that bends down. Nectar is stored in the spur. There are 2 round broad lower lobes and a much smaller upper lobe. Color is yellow with reddish spots, especially near the base of the lower lobes, but the spots are sometimes absent.

Leaves and stem:

[photo of leaves] Leaves are up to 5 inches long and 3 inches wide, hairless, toothed, generally oval to egg-shaped, on stems up to about 2 inches long. Attachment is alternate. The main stem is hairless and light green; it may be translucent.

Fruit:

Fruit is a slender pod about 1 inch long that bulges in the middle as the seed ripens. When ripe, the pod explodes at the slightest touch, sending seed in all directions.

Notes:

Pale Touch-me-not is very similar to Spotted Touch-me-not, but is generally a larger plant. It has larger leaves that are more finely toothed, and larger flowers with a shorter spur at the back.

More photos

Photos taken at Vadnais/Snail Lake Regional Park, Shoreview, MN, September 2009

Source: www.minnesotawildflowers.info


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