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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The showy flowers of this native annual dangle on slender stalks mid- summer to early fall along stream banks and in open swamps, moist meadows, and marshes throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Water droplets captured on its leaves glisten, giving rise to its common name, Jewelweed. The violent dispersal of seeds from ripe capsules, which burst open upon contact, give it another common name, Touch-me-not.
Orange Jewelweed persists in the landscape year after year, however it is not a perennial. Rather, it is a self-seeding annual.