Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

Impatiens capensis - Forget-me-nots - Jewelweed

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

To view the natural range of Touch -me-nots visit the USDSA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.

 Cultivation Information

- 4 ft
Flower Color
- Orange
Blooms - June - September
Sun - Part sun, part shade

Zone- Annual

Self seeds - spreads easily by seed, very easy to pull out.

Toxic - To small children

Family - Balsaminaceae - Touch-me-not family

Plant Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2013- 2014

Historically Speaking 

Poision Ivy - Evidently, this plant helps relieve itching associated with poison ivy and athletes feet. As an experiment, I am drying out the plant and leaves from unwanted or broken plants. Freezing in ice-cube trays may be a better solution.

Impatiens capensis - Forget-me-nots
Impatiens capensis - Forget-me-nots

Wildlife Significance

Attracts -
Bumble bees, Honey bees, long-tongue bees, Hummingbirds and butterflies

Nectar -
Swallowtail Butterflies visit from time to time
Host Plant- For several moth caterpillars

Seed - Ruffed Grouse, Ring-NeckedPheasant, Great Prairie Chicken, Bobwhite Quail

Deer - Browse on Touch-me-nots

Detailed information -
Visit Illinois Wildflower website