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Jewelweed flowers (Impatiens capensis) hang from their stems like earrings. But the name jewel-weed might also refer to the way drops of dew and summer rain hang from the plant's leaf edges - like watery necklaces.

This native wetlands flower grows in marshy and shaded areas along the lake trail well into September. Its companion plants are boneset, Joe-pye weed, asters, and cattails, the five inhabiting the same hydric soils along Dryden Lake Creek - although jewelweed just as often "occurs in dense stands" (Niering and Olmstead 413) .