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Impatiens capensis


Jewelweed plants grow 3 to 5 feet tall and bloom from late spring to early fall. The flowers are orange (or rarely yellow) with a three-lobed corolla; one of the calyx lobes is colored similarly to the corolla and forms a hooked conical spur at the back of the flower. Plants may also produce non-showy cleistogamous flowers


Along creeks and ditches. Native to North America


Called Touch me not due to seed pods exploding when touched. Invasive in Europe.

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Jamestown, New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2018
Submitted on Aug 4, 2018

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