Pretty yellow/orange flower on woodland plant

spunkybart(7 (VA))September 21, 2009

This plant is on a trail where I bike. It's in either shade or mottled sunlight, and probably moist soil. I thought the flowers were quite pretty and was wondering if anyone knew what sort of plant it is?

I've included a link to a pic of it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pic on Flikr

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maifleur01

Jewelweed there is also a rarer yellow form. Although some discount the use I find the sap is good to heal a poison ivy infection on my hubby but some people apparently have skin rashes with the sap so use caution.

The humming birds and butterflies love the plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jewelweed information

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 1:00AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Yep. Jewelweed or touch-me-not. This one is Spotted Touch-me-not Impatiens capensis. The yellow species ( Impatiens pallida) is lovely too but it isn't as common.

Here's an article on touch-me-nots that I thought you might enjoy....

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: Touch-me-not article

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 8:19AM
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