[The Balsam Family in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Jewelweed, Orange Balsam, Spotted Touch-me-not, Spotted Touch-me-not Jewelweed

Impatiens capensis

Synonyms: Impatiens biflora, Impatiens capensis f. albiflora, Impatiens capensis f. citrina, Impatiens capensis f. immaculata, Impatiens capensis f. peasei, Impatiens capensis f. platymeris, Impatiens fulva, Impatiens noli-tangere ssp. biflora, Impatiens nortonii

Close-up sideview of the flower of Jewelweed, Orange Balsam, Spotted Touch-me-not, Spotted Touch-me-not Jewelweed: Impatiens capensis (Synonyms: Impatiens biflora, Impatiens capensis f. albiflora, Impatiens capensis f. citrina, Impatiens capensis f. immaculata, Impatiens capensis f. peasei, Impatiens capensis f. platymeris, Impatiens fulva, Impatiens noli-tangere ssp. biflora, Impatiens nortonii)

The photo above shows a close-up sideview of the corolla of orange balsam as seen in woods at Dalton Point in the western Columbia River Gorge..........................September 1, 2007. The spur is often held more closely to the corolla than seen here.

Flower of Jewelweed, Orange Balsam, Spotted Touch-me-not, Spotted Touch-me-not Jewelweed: Impatiens capensis (Synonyms: Impatiens biflora, Impatiens capensis f. albiflora, Impatiens capensis f. citrina, Impatiens capensis f. immaculata, Impatiens capensis f. peasei, Impatiens capensis f. platymeris, Impatiens fulva, Impatiens noli-tangere ssp. biflora, Impatiens nortonii)

The photo above shows a close-up the front of the corolla of orange balsam as seen in woods at Dalton Point in the western Columbia River Gorge..........................September 1, 2007.

Stem leaf of Jewelweed, Orange Balsam, Spotted Touch-me-not, Spotted Touch-me-not Jewelweed: Impatiens capensis (Synonyms: Impatiens biflora, Impatiens capensis f. albiflora, Impatiens capensis f. citrina, Impatiens capensis f. immaculata, Impatiens capensis f. peasei, Impatiens capensis f. platymeris, Impatiens fulva, Impatiens noli-tangere ssp. biflora, Impatiens nortonii)

The photo above shows a close-up of the leaf of orange balsam as seen in woods at Dalton Point in the western Columbia River Gorge..........................September 1, 2007.

Jewelweed, Orange Balsam, Spotted Touch-me-not, Spotted Touch-me-not Jewelweed: Impatiens capensis (Synonyms: Impatiens biflora, Impatiens capensis f. albiflora, Impatiens capensis f. citrina, Impatiens capensis f. immaculata, Impatiens capensis f. peasei, Impatiens capensis f. platymeris, Impatiens fulva, Impatiens noli-tangere ssp. biflora, Impatiens nortonii)

The photo above shows a close-up of one branch of orange balsam as seen in woods at Dalton Point in the western Columbia River Gorge..........................September 1, 2007.

Jewelweed, Orange Balsam, Spotted Touch-me-not, Spotted Touch-me-not Jewelweed: Impatiens capensis (Synonyms: Impatiens biflora, Impatiens capensis f. albiflora, Impatiens capensis f. citrina, Impatiens capensis f. immaculata, Impatiens capensis f. peasei, Impatiens capensis f. platymeris, Impatiens fulva, Impatiens noli-tangere ssp. biflora, Impatiens nortonii)

The photo above shows orange balsam as seen in woods at Dalton Point in the western Columbia River Gorge..........................September 1, 2007. This is a weedy species that spreads easily. When found, it should be pulled and disposed of in such a way that any seeds aren't spread to a new area.

Jewelweed, Orange Balsam, Spotted Touch-me-not, Spotted Touch-me-not Jewelweed: Impatiens capensis (Synonyms: Impatiens biflora, Impatiens capensis f. albiflora, Impatiens capensis f. citrina, Impatiens capensis f. immaculata, Impatiens capensis f. peasei, Impatiens capensis f. platymeris, Impatiens fulva, Impatiens noli-tangere ssp. biflora, Impatiens nortonii)

Jewelweed as seen along the Columiba River shoreline east of the Sandy River Delta............September 8, 2012.

Paul Slichter