Jewelweed

Impatiens capensis, aka. Jewelweed, aka. a small orange wildflower

Did you know there are wild impatiens? I mean, logically, cultivated impatiens had to come from somewhere. But this little orange wildflower is an Impatiens capensis, also known as orange jewelweed [Wikipedia], can apparently be used as a home remedy for poison ivy [Wikipedia, “Medical Significance”].

That’s good to know, ‘cos there’s a lot of poison ivy near where I found this.

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2 Comments to “Jewelweed”

  1. In theory we have this in England, but I cannot ever recall seeing an orange version like this one. Ours tend to be a pink or blue if I remember correctly. Paul at Leeds in Yorkshire daily photography

  2. I always thought those flowers were called “Snap-dragons.”

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