Orange Jewelweed / Orange Touch-Me-Not
- Currently available
- 2 to 5 feet (usually shorter)
- May to September
- Part shade to Shade
- Moist to Wet
- Native bees (flowers)
- Honey bees (flowers)
- Butterflies (flowers)
- Hummingbirds (flowers)
- Caterpillars (foliage)
- Quail (seeds)
- Jewelweed sap has a long history of being used to reduce the itch of poison ivy and bug bites.
- When ripe the seeds will explode from the seed pod, often flying several feet through the air.
- Even a light breeze or a slight touch can cause the ripe seed pods to explode which is how it got the common name of orange touch-me-not.
- Will self-seed readily.
- Once established, orange jewelweed will easily maintain itself if allowed to go to seed.