Impatiens capensis Meerb.
Common Name: SPOTTED TOUCH-ME-NOT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 2
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Swamps, streamsides, ditches, lake shores, marshy areas, thickets, ravines and wet spots in forests; often in somewhat disturbed areas, including excavations.

The flowers are usually more copiously and conspicuously spotted with deeper orange, rose, or brown dots than in I. pallida, and the long spur tends to be very strongly bent back below the sac, even a little more than 180°. Variants with yellow (sometimes very pale, almost white) flowers, without spots, or with the spots confluent, are rarely found.

The name "capensis," referring to the Cape of Good Hope, is a misnomer for this native North American species.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=535.