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Spotted Jewelweed

impatiens capensis


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.


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.


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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Connecticut, USA

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

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