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Plant Details

Impatiens pallida

Yellow Jewelweed, Yellow Touch-me-not, Pale Touch-me-not

Scientific Name:

Impatiens pallida

Genus:

Impatiens

Species Epithet:

pallida

Common Name:

Yellow Jewelweed, Yellow Touch-me-not, Pale Touch-me-not

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Balsaminaceae (Touch-Me-Not Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, streambanks, seepages, moist forests, bogs, roadsides. Common throughout the NC mountains, but uncommon to infrequent in the western half of the Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Seed capsules explosively dehisce, flinging the seeds far and wide.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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