Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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BALSAMINACEAE

Impatiens capensis Meerburgh. Orange Jewelweed, Orange Touch-me-not, Spotted Touch-me-not. Phen: May-Nov. Hab: Moist forests, bottomlands, cove forests, streambanks, bogs. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to SK, NT, and BC, south to SC, Panhandle FL, AL, TX, CO, ID, and OR.

ID notes: Within the portion of our area where I. capensis and I. pallida overlap, the two species often occur in mixed populations. I. capensis tends to have the leaf apices and crenulations more rounded than I. pallida, but the character is overlapping and variable.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl5, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo2, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV; = Impatiens biflora – G, S

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