Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


747

Forb
Annual

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

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

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Impatiens pallida   FAMILY Balsaminaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 118-01-001:
Impatiens pallida   FAMILY Balsaminaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Jewelweed, Pale Touch-me-not, Yellow Jewelweed, Yellow Touch-me-not


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_impa_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_impa_007_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_293

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0506p_25

June    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves elliptic to elliptic-ovate, crenate, with rounded base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Keith Bradley    kab_i_pallida_0417

June    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm090726_111

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Lemon yellow (sometimes cream) flowers that may be sparingly spotted, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm090726_113

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Sac-like sepal constricts abruptly into a spur curving down at right angle, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_i_pallida_pale

July    Towns-Union Counties    GA

Brasstown Bald

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk747_a

August        

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JK Marlow    jkm0308v_21

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Tim Spira    tpsipallida3

August