Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) [im-PAY-shenz kah-PEN-sis]

Family Balsaminaceae
Why Like Also sometimes called "Touch Me Not" -- Just barely peel back its pea-like pod and the seeds spring out! Crushed leaves & steps are sometimes used as a salve to reduce inflammation from insert bites & poison ivy rashes.
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Annual
Where to Find It Jewelweed is easy to find in late summer. It's small orange flowers appear near the trails throughout the woods, and even around the wetland area.
Why to Like Also sometimes called "Touch Me Not" -- Just barely peel back its pea-like pod and the seeds spring out! Crushed leaves & steps are sometimes used as a salve to reduce inflammation from insect bites & poison ivy rashes.
Mature Size 24 - 60 inches tall. 18 - 30 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Shade - Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance - Wet:
Zones 2a - 11b
Tags Wet Site Tolerant
Bloom Period June to September
Flower Color Orange To Orange-Yellow With Red Spotting
Animals That Use It

Nectar:

 
Data Sheets
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