balsam, jewelweed, touch-me-not
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Impatiens aurellavaried jewelweed
Distribution: Extreme southeast Washington and northern Idaho to southeast British Columbia and western Montana.
Habitat: Moist woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - September
Impatiens capensisspotted jewelweed
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Moist woods, lake, pond, and stream edges, and other wetland areas at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced; not native west of the Rocky Mountains
Flowers: July-October
Impatiens ecornutaspurless jewelweed
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; southern British Columbia to northwest Oregon, east to Montana.
Habitat: Moist, shady woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: August-September
Impatiens glanduliferapoliceman's helmet
Distribution: Introduced in western Washington and British Columbia
Habitat: Escaped from cultivation at low elevations
Origin: Introduced from Asia
Flowers: July - September
Impatiens noli-tangereboreal jewelweed, or western touch-me-not
Distribution: Alaska to Oregon, from the coast inland to Idaho.
Habitat: Moist woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - September
Impatiens ×pacificaPacific jewelweed
Distribution: Occurring in lowlands west of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to Oregon.
Habitat: Wet areas including wetlands, sloughs, forest edges, and disturbed areas.
Origin: Native
Flowers: August-October
Impatiens parviflorasmall-flowered jewelweed, small-flowered touch-me-not
Distribution: Currently (2016) known in Washington from King County (only); southwestern British Columbia, western Washington and northwestern Oregon; also occurring in eastern North America.
Habitat: Disturbed forest edge and understory at low elevations, often where at least seasonally moist.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: June-July