Woodlands Plant ID

royv(Z5IL)June 18, 2006


I live in Lake County Illinois on 6 acres of Woodlands and I noticed these plants popping up EVERYWHERE. I've tried to ID them for a while but I'm stumped. I'm trying to determine whether they are invasive or not. Any help with this would be appreciated.


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    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 10:32PM
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ahughes798(z5 IL)

check and see if it's Jewelweed, we've got lots of it in this county!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 11:35PM
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ahughes, it indeed appears to be Jewelweed, thanks!! I've been searching for a long time to identify this plant.


    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 11:09AM
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I have Impatiens capensis which is the orange colored Jewel Weed. It favors ditches and wet, shady areas. The plants are about knee high (on this date) and the stems are very thick and fleshy with swollen nodes. They have a glaucous covering which comes off when rubbed. Leaf arrangement is alternate, yours appears to be opposite.
Try posting on Natives forum for ID

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 11:51AM
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I think it is a woodland aster. The plant is not translucent enough for jewelweed

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 2:36PM
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