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Dunn's Woods Restoration and Education Project
Photo of Orange Jewelweed

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Orange Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Native summer annual of moist woodlands and partially or lightly shaded floodplains

Light shade to partial sun, wet to moist conditions, fertile soil (plant in low wet, areas)

Blooms orange, June - September

Grows 2 - 5 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds
    • Long-tongued bees
    • Swallowtail butterflies

Fun Fact: Nickname Touch-Me-Not developed because the seed pods of Orange Jewelweed burst open when ripe and scatter seeds that taste like walnuts; can be eaten by humans and deer

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