Plant ID forum: Pretty, but what the heck is it?

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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Mar 19, 2017 4:56 PM CST
Growing at the edge of the woods, zone 6B Greenup Ky. Picture taken in Sept. Approx 4/5 feet tall. Kinda leaning on our fence, not twining/vining. Tina





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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2017 4:57 PM CST
beenthere Tina, I think you forgot the photo. Green Grin!
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Mar 19, 2017 5:03 PM CST
Ooops! Thanks.
Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Mar 19, 2017 5:14 PM CST
Impatiens capensis, I believe.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 19, 2017 5:14 PM CST
Looks like
Orange Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 19, 2017 5:15 PM CST
We cross posted Janine Thumbs up
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2017 5:28 PM CST
I agree Lovely Impatiens capensis!

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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Mar 19, 2017 5:36 PM CST
You folks are awesome! Thank you. Tina
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Mar 19, 2017 10:22 PM CST
Hi Tina,

I just saw this thread but posted a comment earlier to one of your database photos.

There are two Impatiens species in your photos.

The yellow Impatiens flowers near the top of this photo look like Impatiens pallida rather than I. capensis. The orange Impatiens flowers near the center of the photo look like Impatiens capensis. In addition to the color difference, Impatiens pallida has smaller and more numerous serrations on the leaf margins.



Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida)

It's a gorgeous patch of Impatiens! I bet the hummingbirds and bees love it. Lovey dubby
Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Mar 20, 2017 10:04 AM CST
Thanks Danita for the clarification. I will check to make sure the photo's either include both, or remove the Pallida. I purposely plant for the Hummingbirds in my garden, so was thrilled with this wild thing. Hope it reseeds. A lot! Tina
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Mar 20, 2017 2:44 PM CST
It will!!! The seedpods sort of EXPLODE when ripe, flinging seeds for some distance. I have a really big patch of it in one corner now, including all over a gravel area. However, it's easy to either pull up (shallow roots) or break off the crisp, juicy stems. As a kid, I put the juice from the stems on mosquito bites, too.
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