These are always a delight as summer wears on. They bob around in the slightest hint of a breeze which means that one has to be careful when photographing them. Even the bit of warmth coming from our bodies on a cool day will create a gentle eddy which causes movement of the hanging flower…a pleasant enough phenomenon except when one is trying to snap an image.
They also known as Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) which is taken from the way the dewdrops seem like tiny jewels on the leaves. There is a chemical compound in the plant that, when the juice is forced from a broken leaf or stem, will ease itching from mosquito bits or other insect stings.
The beefly and the flower.