||Bushy plant, 2-5 feet tall, with egg shaped,
coarsely toothed leaves. Flowers yellow, lightly spotted
with orange. 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 to point downward.
Fruit is a plump pod that, when ripe, explodes when touched.
Charming native of moist shady places, mostly in limestone
regions. In the Park, almost anywhere shady where the soil
is moist enough.
Spotted jewelweed (I.
capensis) has orange, strongly spotted flowers.