Impatiens jewelweed

Jewelweeds have juicy, many-branched stems that grow between 2 and 6 feet.  Blooms are produced throughout the summer and look like tiny jewels, thus the common name 'Jewelweed'.  Once the seedpods form, they will pop open when touched and shoot out seeds.

Impatiens capensis (spotted jewelweed) Plant is native to PA

This native annual wildflower is found in moist …

Impatiens pallida (pale jewelweed) Plant is native to PA

If you touch or squeeze the fruit of this plant, …

Impatiens jewelweed

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