Orange Jewelweed Impatiens capensis Meerburgh    Synonyms: Common Jewelweed, Impatiens biflora, Orange Touch-me-not, Spotted Jewelweed, Spotted Touch-me-not.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Geraniales   >   Family Balsaminaceae   >   Genus Impatiens   

Status:

Orange Jewelweed is widespread and common throughout northern and eastern North America. It grows in wet, shady areas and commonly forms dense stands in floodplain forests and around the forested edges of marshes and bogs, also colonizing disturbed sites such as ditches and road cuts.

Description:

The blossom is spotted. It hangs, jewel-like. Stems are succulent and exude liquid when broken. When seedpods are ripe, they explode at a touch, releasing seeds.

Relationships:

Nectar source for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.

Host to Jewelweed Rust.

There are 696 records in the project database.

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Orange Jewelweed in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/25/2019). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/8/2018). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed found blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/22/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/15/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A close-up of the inside of an Orange Jewelweed flower found in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/22/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/14/2017). Please nuke. Added by mistake Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/29/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Howard Co., Maryland (7/21/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Talbot Co., Maryland (9/21/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Blooming Orange Jewelweed documented by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/18/2013). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed growing in Washington Co., Maryland (7/26/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (11/8/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/8/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/1/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/27/2013). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed (white form) in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/4/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Harford Co., Maryland (8/28/2016), with Pale Jewelweed below. Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/31/2013). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/25/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Kent Co., Maryland (4/22/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/15/2010). Photo by Kye Jenkins. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/3/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Close-up of Orange Jewelweed in Harford Co., Maryland (9/28/2017). Photography by Helen Lowe Metzman. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Harford Co., Maryland (9/28/2017). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/26/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/26/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/26/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/26/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/4/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/20/2020). (c) caisulli, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by caisulli via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/20/2020). (c) caisulli, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by caisulli via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/20/2020). (c) caisulli, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by caisulli via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/20/2020). (c) caisulli, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by caisulli via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/4/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/27/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/27/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/29/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/28/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/28/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

An Orange Jewelweed leaf showing the mine of a Jewelweed Leafminer in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/7/2009). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/18/2019). (c) Bill Blauvelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Bill Blauvelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Orange Jewelweed (on the left in the photo) in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/15/2018). Yellow jewelweed on the right. Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A large patch of blooming Orange Jewelweed in Howard Co., Maryland (9/3/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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