Earlier than we delve into management methods, it is essential to know the best way to spot orange jewelweed or noticed touch-me-not, lest you mistakenly take away different carefully resembling impatiens you’ve got planted. This summer time annual grows to between 2 and 5 inches in peak from a shallow taproot. It helps distinct, funnel-shaped, 1-inch lengthy, orange-yellow flowers with orangish-red marks, though a couple of unspotted bloom-growing weeds exist. These two-lipped, five-petalled flowers taper, curl up on the finish and connect with the primary plant by means of a droopy stalk (pedicel). Apart from its brilliant, showy flowers, the balsam-family plant additionally helps small, self-fertilizing, inexperienced blooms on the leaf’s base.
Jewelweed’s unscented, conspicuous flowers produce elongated, five-chambered seed capsules, every containing 4 or 5 seeds that burst the second they’re touched, explaining the reasoning behind their touch-me-not identify. These nutty seeds are extremely pleasurable for long-tongued beetles and birds however are poisonous to people. The undesirable intruder can also be identifiable by its bluish-green, oval leaves with scalloped edges and a red-tinged, sap-containing stem.