Spotted Touch-me-not Impatiens capensis
Touch-me-not Balsaminaceae family

The leaves are egg-shaped and coarsely toothed.

Orange flowers spotted with red and brown, 1" long with curved spur in the back.

The fruit is a plump pod that explodes when ripe or when touched.

Form/habitat: Stem is succulent and exudes juice when broken. 2-5' tall, prefers moist, shady places. Flowers July-Sept.

NWI status: FACW

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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