Common Name: Jewelweed

Scientific Name: Impatiens capensis

Family: Balsaminaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Riverbanks, Bogs, Along Ponds and Streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Annual

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Height: Up to 5 feet

Light: Partial sun to deep shade

Soil: Moist

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Description: Jewelweed is a native, annual wildflower that can be identified by its orange and yellow flowers that bloom between late summer and fall. Jewelweed, which is named after its tiny, jewel-like flowers, grows densely in moist woodlands, along riverbanks, bogs, and along ponds and streams where there is moist soil and partial to deep shade. This photo of Jewelweed was taken in the White Pine Stand along Mahan Lane at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.