Impatiens capensis Jewelweed
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Jewelweed
Height - 4 ftFlower Color - OrangeBlooms - June - SeptemberSun - Part sun, part shade Annual Self seeds - spreads easily by seed, very easy to pull out. Extra plants make a great addition to the compost pile.
Toxic - To small children
Family - Balsaminaceae - family- also know as Touch-me -nots Over the Years - Although a annual, Jewelweed seeds itself quite well. Once the plant is established, you will have plenty!
Historically Speaking Impatiens capensis
Wildlife Significance Touch-me- nots
Nectar -Swallowtail Butterflies visit from time to timeHost Plant - For several moth caterpillars
Seed - Ruffed Grouse, Ring-Necked Pheasant, Great Prairie Chicken, Bobwhite Quail
Deer - Browse on Touch-me-nots
For detailed information, visit the Illinois Wildflower site