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The U S Forest Service is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture that manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. One of the jewels of the northeast is the jewelweed, a lovely flowering plant that grows to about three feet tall. It is also known as touch-me-not because of the way its seedlings explode when touched.

The jewelweed has pale yellow flowers that ripen into seed pods, which are interesting to see up close. The seeds ripen quickly and catch the eye with their bright orange color. The plant self-sows, so once you have it in your garden, you can expect more plants to come up on their own.

Another name for the jewelweed is impatiens capensis. It is an awesome plant to have in your garden, as it attracts hummingbirds with its yellow flowers. The plant grows well in moist areas and is often found near streams and in damp woods. It is said to have healing properties and has been used throughout history for that purpose.

In addition to its healing properties, the jewelweed is also a good plant for the environment. It provides food for birds and insects, as well as shelter for small mammals. It is easy to find information on the jewelweed, which is worth your time if you are interested in planting this beautiful flower.

If you live in a cold, wet climate like the plains of Texas, then the jewelweed may not be the best choice for your garden. Alternatively, you can try growing the mountain pallida, which is a close relative of the jewelweed. This plant has similar characteristics and is also a good attractant for hummingbirds.

Spotted Touch Me Not Seeds

Spotted touch me not seeds are a type of wildflower that can be planted in your garden to add a touch of beauty and healing. The scientific name for this flower is Impatiens capensis or Impatiens pallida, but it is also commonly known as jewelweed or touch-me-not. The name “touch-me-not” comes from the fact that the seed pods of this plant will explode when touched, sending the seeds flying in all directions.

The seeds of the spotted touch me not are small and pale in color. They ripen quickly and can be easily collected for planting. The flowers of this plant are a favorite of hummingbirds, making it a great addition to any garden that wishes to attract these beautiful creatures.

Spotted touch me not is a self-sowing plant, meaning that once you have planted it in your garden, you can expect it to come back year after year. The seeds will fall to the ground and germinate on their own, producing new seedlings that will continue to flower throughout the growing season.

Alternatively, you can buy spotted touch me not seeds and grow them yourself. This is a good option if you have a specific spot in your garden that you want to fill with these lovely flowers. The price of the seeds is usually quite affordable, making it an awesome choice for any wildflower lover.

Common Names Scientific Name Height Moisture Full Cold/Wet
Jewelweed Impatiens capensis 4-8 inches Moist Sun to part shade Yes
Touch-Me-Not Impatiens pallida 2-4 feet Moist Part shade to full shade No

If you live in the mountainous regions of the Northeast or the cool, wet plains of Texas, this is the right wildflower for you. It naturally grows in these areas and can easily adapt to the climate and conditions of your garden.

Plant your spotted touch me not seeds in the spring, within a week or two of the last frost. The seeds need cool temperatures to germinate, so starting them early in the season is key. Once the seeds are planted, keep the soil moist and provide them with a good amount of sunlight. You will soon see the beautiful spotted flowers of the touch-me-not plant in full bloom in your garden.

Spotted touch me not is not just another pretty flower – it also offers some healing properties. It is often used as a remedy for poison ivy and other skin irritations. The juice from the stem and leaves of the plant can be applied topically to the affected area to ease itching and provide relief. It’s worth having this wildflower in your garden for its beauty and its healing abilities.

So, why not give spotted touch me not seeds a try? They are easy to grow, attract hummingbirds, and offer a touch of beauty and healing to your garden. Order your seeds today and have them planted in no time!

Not worth the price

The mountain yellow-flower, also known as Xylophylla pallida and Capensis pallida, is a weed that can be ordered online at a high price. While it has lovely pale yellow blossoms, it is not a plant that is worth the cost.

One of the names for this weed is touch-me-not, and that is because its pods burst open when touched, scattering the seeds. Jewelweed is another name for it, and it is a native wildflower that grows naturally in the cool, moist forests of the Northeast. The plant germinates quickly, often within a week of being planted, and the seedlings grow rapidly as well.

However, while the mountain yellow-flower may be a good plant for healing, it does not fare well in more arid regions where there is not as much moisture in the spring. It requires cold, wet conditions to thrive. In addition, it is not a plainstexas of wildflowers. The seeds are small and can be difficult to spot in the moist soil, making it easy for the buyer to miss them when planting.

If you do manage to catch a glimpse of the mountain yellow-flower’s delicate yellow buds, you may be tempted to buy it for your garden. However, it is important to keep in mind that this plant may not be worth the price. There are plenty of other native wildflowers and plants that are more readily available and easier to grow.

Touch me not

Touch me not, also known as jewelweed, is a beautiful wildflower that can be found in the plains of Texas and the mountain regions of the United States. These wildflowers are quickly spotted with their unique orange or yellow flowers, which are shaped like a pouch or trumpet. They are alternatively planted and self-sow in moist, shady areas.

The scientific name for touch me not is Impatiens pallida and it is also commonly known as pale touch-me-not. This plant can grow up to 3 feet in height and the flowers are about 1 inch in diameter. Touch-me-not is a great addition to any garden, as it attracts hummingbirds and adds a lovely splash of color.

Touch me not is named for its interesting seed pods, which when touched, burst open and send the seeds flying. It is truly an awesome sight to see and experience. The seeds of touch-me-not are easy to germinate and can be started indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost. Alternatively, the seeds can be planted directly in the garden in the early spring. They require cool, moist conditions to germinate and will sprout within a week or two.

Touch-me-not plants prefer soil that is rich in organic matter and retains moisture well. They can tolerate full sun, but will also grow well in part shade. These plants are not fussy about soil pH and will adapt to various conditions. Touch-me-not plants flower from mid-summer to early fall, followed by the development of seed pods. The pods start off green and will turn yellow, another hint that they are ripe for harvesting.

The touch-me-not plant is not only beautiful to look at, but it also has some healing properties. The juice from the stem or leaves can be applied topically to relieve itching and pain caused by poison ivy or insect bites. This makes it a valuable plant to have in your garden, as it can provide relief and comfort.

  • Plant Name: Touch me not
  • Scientific Name: Impatiens pallida
  • Other Names: Jewelweed, Pale touch-me-not
  • Height: Up to 3 feet
  • Flower Color: Orange or yellow
  • Seed Pods: Burst open when touched
  • Germination: Easy; in cool, moist conditions
  • Preferred Soil: Rich in organic matter and moisture-retentive
  • Preferred Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Flowering Time: Mid-summer to early fall
  • Uses: Attracts hummingbirds, heals itching and pain caused by poison ivy or insect bites

In conclusion, touch me not, or jewelweed, is a wonderful addition to any garden. With its unique flowers, easy germination, and healing properties, it is definitely worth growing. Whether you plant it yourself or let it naturally self-sow, this touch-me-not will be an awesome jewel in your garden.

Arrived quickly

I recently ordered some seedlings of Impatiens capensis, also known as yellow jewelweed or spotted touch-me-not, from the U.S. Forest Service. I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived just a week after I placed the order. The package was full of well-protected seedlings, ready to be planted.

These lovely yellow flowers are worth their weight in gold, attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators. The pale yellow blossoms are a jewel in the garden, and the moisture-loving plants self-sow throughout the season.

The cold, wet climate of the Northeast is perfect for growing jewelweed, or pale touch-me-not. The seeds naturally ripen within the pods and germinate easily once planted. In the cool plains of Texas, where I live, it can be a bit more challenging to grow them, but with a little extra care and water, they thrive just as well.

Once planted, these awesome wildflowers quickly blossom and spread their beauty. The flowering period lasts for several weeks, and I have been delighted every time I spotted a new bloom.

photo of Impatiens pallida

Impatiens pallida, another name for spotted jewelweed, is a close relative of I. capensis. The flowers have a similar shape but are a paler yellow in color. I also bought some seeds for this variety and planted them separately. I’m excited to see how they turn out!

These jewelweed plants are quite easy to care for and grow. They prefer a cool and moist environment, but can also tolerate some drought once established. With their stunning flowers, they add a touch of beauty to any garden.

In summary, the U.S. Forest Service delivered the seedlings quickly, and they were in excellent condition. I am looking forward to seeing more of these gorgeous wildflowers in my garden throughout the flowering season.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.