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Touch-me-not (Spotted)

Impatiens capensis
Touch-me-not (Spotted)

Habitat

They bloom in the summer to early fall in moist areas.

Description

They have orange flowers with a curved spur off the back and reddish spots. The leaves are wide ovals and toothed. The plant can reach more than 3' tall.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Irregular flowers each with a hollow spur that bends underneath
Flower Color: Orange with reddish-brown spots
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Wildflower (Tall - 2-5 feet)
Leaf Type: Egg-shaped and coarsely toothed
Stem: Succulent (fleshy)

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