Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Impatiens capensis - Touch-me-nots - Jewelweed

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Impatiens capensis

To view the natural range of Touch -me-nots visit the USDSA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
Forget-me-nots - Jewelweed

Historically Speaking 

Impatiens capensis

Poision Ivy - Evidently, this plant helps relieve itching associated with poison ivy and athletes feet. As an experiment, I am drying out the plant and leaves from unwanted or broken plants. Freezing in ice-cube trays may be a better solution.

Wildlife Significance


Attracts -
Bumble bees, Honey bees, long-tongue bees, Hummingbirds and butterflies

Nectar -
Swallowtail Butterflies visit from time to time
Host Plant- For several moth caterpillars

Seed - Ruffed Grouse, Ring-NeckedPheasant, Great Prairie Chicken, Bobwhite Quail

Deer - Browse on Touch-me-nots

Detailed information -
Visit Illinois Wildflower website

Plant Provenance -

Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2013- Nodding Onion Gardens 2014 to present
Forget-me-nots - Jewelweed

Cultivation Information

Touch -me-nots 

- 4 ft
Flower Color
- Orange
Blooms - June - September
Sun - Part sun, part shade

Zone- Annual

Self seeds - spreads easily by seed, very easy to pull out.

Toxic - To small children

Family - Balsaminaceae - Touch-me-not family

Impatiens capensis
Impatiens capensis
Impatiens capensis
Impatiens capensis - Jewelweed