Wednesday, September 5, 2007
09.05.07 JIGGLING JEWELS
This delightful little flower is the blossom of jewelweed, Impatiens capensis. Its plants thrive in moist shady areas where it grows about four feet tall. The tender foliage dies back when cool weather arrives but until then the mounds of green are decorated with these pendulous orange decorations. Loved by hummingbirds, the flowers jostle, jiggle, and dance in the breeze.