Plant ID forum: Delicate yellow flower in Virgina mountains

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chip
Jul 18, 2016 2:29 PM CST
I would appreciate any suggestions on what this flower might be. It's growing in the shade on a mountain near Whitetop, Va. It has a deep cup and delicate hook in the back of the yellow flower.
(Apologies that I first posted this as a reply to another thread.)


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jmorth
Jul 18, 2016 3:04 PM CST
It's an Impatiens of some kind.
We have orange ones here called Touch Me Nots. Impatiens capensis.
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plantladylin
Jul 18, 2016 3:06 PM CST
My reply from another thread:
Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida)
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chip
Jul 18, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Thank you. Of course, an impatiens variety makes sense. I never thought of them as domestic wildflowers!

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