Scientific Name: Impatiens capensis Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:jewelweed , orange balsam Texture:Medium
Family Name:BalsaminaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Invasive plant, Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: North America Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Pink, Purple, Jun- Oct- Sep- Jul- Aug- May
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct- Jul
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Bog
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies
Key ID Features:Leaves ovate to 8 cm long with toothed margins; flowers orange to orange-yellow, 2-3 cm long; fruit capsules elongate and burst open when touched if ripe.