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jewelweed (impatiens) Common names include impatiens, jewelweeds, touch-me-nots, and, for I. walleriana) in Great Britain, "Busy Lizzie", as well as, ambiguously, balsams. As a rule-of-thumb, "jewelweed" is used exclusively for Nearctic species, "balsam" is usually applied to tropical species, and "touch-me-not" is typically used in Europe and North America) Impatiens capensis,Jewelweed,Nearctic,Orange Jewelweed,Plant,balsams,blossom,flora,floral,flower,impatiens,macro,natural,nature,picnik,wildflower Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

jewelweed (impatiens)

Common names include impatiens, jewelweeds, touch-me-nots, and, for I. walleriana) in Great Britain, "Busy Lizzie", as well as, ambiguously, balsams. As a rule-of-thumb, "jewelweed" is used exclusively for Nearctic species, "balsam" is usually applied to tropical species, and "touch-me-not" is typically used in Europe and North America)

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  1. Quick fact: when the leaves of the specie are placed underwater, they shimmer like crystals. Posted 6 years ago
  2. I also heard that these when rubbed on the affected area relieve poison ivy
    Posted 6 years ago

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''Impatiens capensis'', the Orange Jewelweed, Common Jewelweed, Spotted Jewelweed, Spotted Touch-me-not, or Orange Balsam, is an annual plant native to North America. It is common in bottomland soils, ditches, and along creeks, often growing side-by-side with its less common relative, Yellow Jewelweed .

The flowers are orange 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.. more

Similar species: Ericales
Species identified by Bridget Charity Rendall
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Uploaded Oct 11, 2012. Captured Jul 26, 2008 18:25.
  • FinePix S5700 S700
  • f/3.5
  • 23s
  • ISO800
  • 6.3mm