Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


746

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA)

Look for it in moist forests, bottomlands, cove forests, streambanks, bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Orange
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Impatiens capensis   FAMILY Balsaminaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Impatiens capensis   FAMILY Balsaminaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 118-01-002:
Impatiens capensis   FAMILY Balsaminaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Impatiens biflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Spotted Jewelweed, Spotted Touch-me-not, Orange Jewelweed, Orange Touch-me-not


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_imbi2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_imca_005_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_130

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    s060617_e

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside/creekside

Leaves ovate, coarsely toothed, soft in color and texture, bruising easily, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm0208a_22

August    Greenville County    SC

Campbell Covered Bridge

The plant has a loose aspect due to its 4" petioles, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm0308e_06

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0308e_08

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_249

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Stems erect & hollow, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

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Keith Bradley    kab_i_capensis_1824

August    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Tim Spira    tpsicapensis4

August        

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JK Marlow    jkm140906_328

September    Jackson County    NC

When mature pods are touched, the fruits "explode," hence "touch-me-not", per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_impatiens_capensis

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_impatiens_capensis_11

September        

The 3 sepals form a funnel-shaped sac extending back into a slender spur, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm091003_033

October    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

The spur is 6mm or more long, reflexed and parallel to the corolla, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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