Plant ID forum: Milk weed?

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Anderwood
May 4, 2017 4:03 PM CST

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 4, 2017 4:50 PM CST
It's not milkweed, it looks like jewelweed to me, Impatiens capensis:

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Anderwood
May 4, 2017 6:14 PM CST
It seems invasive. Should I get rid of it?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 4, 2017 6:35 PM CST
It's quite a prolific self-seeder where it is happy but it's fairly easy to pull out and the hummingbirds like it, so I tend to leave some for them where it isn't in the way of anything else. Like other impatiens it tends to wilt in the heat of the day and does like moisture. It gets tall. It's an annual so will die at the end of the season and I haven't found it to be much of a nuisance.

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