||Bushy plant, 2-5 feet tall, with egg shaped,
coarsely toothed leaves. Flowers orange to orange-red,
strongly spotted with red-brown. They are irregularly
shaped, with a two-petaled landing pad for bees in the front and
an awning above. At the back is a short, spur that curves
under the flower. Fruit is a plump pod that, when ripe,
explodes when touched, expelling the seeds (below right).
Charming native of moist shady places
throughout the East. In the Park, almost anywhere shady
where the soil is moist enough.
Pale jewelweed (I.
pallida) has yellow, lightly spotted flowers.