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Spotted Jewelweed Family
Impatiens capensis  (orange jewelweed)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Impatiens: impatient, referring to the seed pod's habit of bursting open; capensis: of or from the Cape
Life Form
Annual Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Open swamps, seeps, wet meadows, marshes
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Nectar source for Hummingbirds.
Medicinal Properties
Parts used: Fresh above-ground parts. Used topically as a poultice for wounds, insect stings and bites, and as a preventive for poison ivy rash immediately after exposure.
ID Notes
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Black Ash Seepage Swamp
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Piedmont)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Coastal Plain)
Freshwater Herbaceous Tidal Wetlands
Ponds, Lakes, and Reservoirs (Millponds)
Seepage Slope Closed Canopy Non-tidal Wetland (Piedmont)
Seepage Slope Closed Canopy Non-tidal Wetland (Coastal Plain)
Seepage Slope Open Canopy Non-tidal Wetland (Piedmont)
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