Demonstration Wetlands Garden Project

Water Mill Museum, Old Mill Road, Water Mill, New York

Jewelweed    Impatiens capensis

This annual grows three to four feet in one season. Its numerous one-inch orange flowers are a good source of nectar for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and Hawk moths. Its inch-long seed capsules burst easily when the seeds are ripe. Because the seedpods pop open at the slightest touch, the plant is commonly known as the Spotted Touch-me-not.  It’s hoped that seed dispersal will help it spread along the Mill Creek shoreline.

image credits: Robert H. Moohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database


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