Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Impatiens pallida Nutt. image
Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland           

Botanical Illustration

Richard Bauer

Caroline A. Creevey

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

John M. Schoeneker

John M. Schoeneker

Christopher Noll

Paul Skawinski
Family Balsaminaceae
Impatiens pallida Nutt.
pale touch-me-not, yellow jewelweed, yellow touch-me-not
Impatiens: Latin for "impatient" referring to explosive action of fruit to disperse seed
pallida: pale
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 2'-6' tall forb, smooth, branched near the top; stems watery inside
Flower: yellow, 5 (looks like 3)-parted, 1"-1 1/2" long, tubular shape, drooping on thin stalks, spurred and lipped; inflorescence a widely-spreading cluster (raceme) from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:long, narrow capsule, exploding when ripe
Leaf:soft, long-stalked
Habitat: moist; woods, forests, meadows, streambanks
Notes: found in more deciduous woods than I. capensis

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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