Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Impatiens capensis Meerb. image
Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis           

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Keir Morse

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Balsaminaceae
Impatiens capensis Meerb.
orange jewelweed, orange touch-me-not, spotted touch-me-not
Impatiens: Latin for "impatient" referring to explosive action of fruit to disperse seed
capensis: of the Cape
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 2'-6' tall forb, smooth, branched near the top; stems watery inside
Flower: orange, 5 (looks like 3)-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" 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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Impatiens biflora Walter
Impatiens capensis Meerb. f. immaculata (Weath.) Fernald & B.G.Schub.
Impatiens fulva Nutt.
Impatiens noli-tangere L. subsp. biflora (Walter) Hultén
Impatiens nortonii Rydb.

         
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