This is the flower of the jewelweed that grows in our front yard. Some varieties are more yellow, less orange. Jewelweed is useful as a poison ivy remedy and I like to make soap with the pulp in it in summer.
patch of jewelweed (and others)
When I was out harvesting jewelweed, I came across an unpicked hidden surprise wineberry vine
jewelweed stems look sort of powdery blue
So when using jewelweed for poison ivy, what you want is the pulp inside the stems. I like to look for big jewelweed plants with big nodes, because the nodes have a big chunk of the pulp in them.
Later in the summer they get even bigger and we will harvest them and freeze the pulp for next spring.
this bowl of wineberries is what I harvested from inside the jewelweed patch, minus the ones I ate while picking
After I harvested the berries and jewelweed I decided to take a few pictures of stuff that’s going on outside at our place before heading inside to get to work (Actually I had already started the batch of soap cooking in the slowcooker)