Connecticut Plants
Jewelweed (Spotted Touch-me-not)
Impatiens capensis Meerb.

Jewelweed is an entertaining plant. The ripe seedpods pop open at a gentle touch, hence the name touch-me-not. Water drops bead up on the leaves, and a leaf held underwater has a silver sheen. There is also a species with yellow flowers, pale touch-me-not.

  • Family: balsam (Balsaminaceae)
  • Habitat: moist shady areas
  • Height: 2-5 feet
  • Flower size: 1 to 1/2 inches long
  • Flower color: orange
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Impatiens capensis Meerb.
Impatiens capensis Meerb.