Native SpeciesOrange jewelweed

Impatiens capensis
FOUND by 65AL56H
2016-11-21
North Waterboro
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by 65AL56H
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Field Notes
This photos were taken on September 26th. This is Orange Jewelweed because of the beautiful orange flowers. It has seed pods that explode when ready, which is how it spreads. You usually see them in the early fall.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This is Orange Jewelweed because of the leaves. They are Alternate with Simple Oval toothed leaves.
Photo of my evidence.
This is Orange Jewelweed because of the Orange Flowers, and because of the reddish greenish stems that easily break.
Photo of my evidence.
Orange Jewelweed has seed pods that explode when they're touched if they're ready. The seeds spread the plant.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Impatiens capensis
Common name:
Orange jewelweed
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.632909 °
Longitude: 
W -70.701268 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Orange Jewelweed
Trip date: 
Mon, 2016-11-21 13:07
Town or city: 
North Waterboro
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Saco

Comments

Your photos say it all. No mistaking what it is. Great.

Thanks! I plan on doing more observations soon!

-Hi 65AL56H
I think you did a great job with your page,and I've seen that plant around here before along the driveways on my street and in my yard. ! :) :)

-GrayBirchB

Thanks :)

Great observations! That flower looks like it's about ready to pop!

Thanks!