Because it blooms during fall migration, Spotted Jewelweed is an important wildflower for hummingbirds. The tubular shape of the drooping blossoms make a hummingbird the perfect pollinator.
Impatiens capensis, has many names including common jewelweed, orange jewelweed, spotted jewelweed, spotted touch-me-not, and orange balsam. Jewelweed is an annual plant native to North America. It can be found along roadsides and in wet woodlands. This abundant flower blooms from late spring to early fall.
- Report natural sources of nectar hummingbirds are finding in your area.