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Impatiens capensisImpatiens capensis (I. biflora)

jewelweed, touch-me-not

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 1.5-5'
Flowers: May-Oct.; orange, yellow, white
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.4-7.4
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

moist ground of meadows, swamps, stream banks and open woods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Butterfly Hummingbird Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

ripe seed pod explodes with contact; remedy for poison ivy itching



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1992.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004