Balsaminaceae
Impatiens capensis

Cape Jewelweed

Upright. Stems stout, little- or much-branched, enlarged at axils, hairless. Leaves alternate, to 4 in. long, widely oval, toothed. Flowers 1 to few from upper leaf axils, each on a long thread-like stalk. Flowers include a swollen yellow tube with curled spur and 4 orange petal lobes at opening. Grows in moist to wet soils in partly shady places along rivers and creeks.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 12--40 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: West Gorge, Olympic NP
  • Native: No