Also known as Spotted Jewelweed

Impatiens biflora

Family Touch-Me-Not (Balsaminaceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Wet, shade, wetlands, streams, lakes
Status Native
Cycle Annual
Height 3-5′
Flower Flowers are dangling, single orange blossoms with reddish brown spots. Each flower has a large open mouth that leads to a long thin sharp-curved tube. Flowers are about 1″ long.
Leaf Leaves are egg-shaped with rounded teeth on the margins.
Notes Stems are smooth and succulent with many branches, which exude a watery sap if broken. The sap can sooth the sting of Poison Ivy or nettles. Mature seed pods burst suddenly when touched. This is an important nectar plant for hummingbirds.


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