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Spotted Jewelweed

impatiens capensis

Description:

3-5 ft.tall, with oval, round-toothed leaves. Orange with black spots, trumpet shaped flowers hang from their stem like a jewel on a necklace. Blooms May-Oct. on the Eastern part on North America, from southern Canada to Northern Florida.

Habitat:

It is most often found near poison ivy or stinging nettle. It likes moist wooded areas and does not grow well in dry places or direct sun.

Notes:

It is use as a natural poison ivy preventive and treatment. Poultices and salves from Jewelweed have been also use for bruises, burns, cuts, eczema, insect bites, sores, sprains, warts and ringworm.

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LindaGuastamachio
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LindaGuastamachio

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2011
Submitted on Sep 26, 2011

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