touch-me-not

noun \ ˈtəch-mē-ˌnät \

Definition of touch-me-not

: either of two North American impatiens growing in moist areas: such as
a : one (Impatiens capensis) typically having orange flowers spotted with reddish brown
b : one (I. pallida) having typically yellow flowers sometimes spotted with reddish brown

Origin and Etymology of touch-me-not

from the bursting of the ripe pods and scattering of their seeds when touched


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