The Q&A Archives: Snapping Flower

Question: When my husband was a kid, one of his friends moms had a plant on the side of her house that flowered, he thinks light purple. When they would squeeze the flowers, they would snap . I said boy, she must have been mad, but he said she never told them to stop and the flowers were ok. Is there a plant that the flower snaps? I would like to get one for him.

Answer: He's not making it grandma had one too! The flower he is talking about is "Touch Me Not", botanically known as Impatiens noli-tangere. Try this link, its the only place I have ever seen them:

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