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Impatiens pallida/Jewel Weed, Touch-me-not

Impatiens pallida / Impatiens pallida
Flowers and foliage
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Flowers and foliage

A large colony of plants in a North Carolina nature preserve

Close-up view of yellow flowers in a summer planting

Impatien flower

Ground cover planting in shade

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Scientific Name: Impatiens pallida
Common Name: Jewel Weed, Touch-me-not
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a native summer flowering annual which has a somewhat succulent stem. Self-seeding is common and single plants can form colonies in a few seasons of growth in a location where conditions are favorable. Easy to grow in partial shade in a humus-rich soil.