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Impatiens capensis

Common Name(s):
Jewel weed, Touch-me-not
Categories:
Annuals, Wildflowers
Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, thin elliptic to egg-shaped leaves; coarsely toothed margins; 1.5-3.5 in. long
Flower:
Orange flowers spotted with red, usually borne in pairs on slender stalks arising from the leaf axis; flower has three sepals with the lower one extended backwards as a spur; five petals of unequal size; five stamens; pistil is composed of five united carpels; fruit is a capsule which splits explosively into five twisted parts
Site:
Moist soil; shade
Life Cycle:
Annual
Tags:
annual, summer, fall, wildflower, yellow, shade, orange, red, pollinators, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 2620

Impatiens capensis Impatiens capensis growth habit
Photo by dbarronoss, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0