EPPO Global Database

Impatiens capensis(IPACA)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: IPACA
  • Preferred name: Impatiens capensis
  • Authority: Meerburgh


Canada (including Far North), USA (except southwest). Introduced in northern Europe over a long period and locally naturalized, without the plant being widely cultivated. Also introduced in Japan. The  origin in the Cape (South Africa) suggested by the Latin name is erroneous

WSSA list of weeds in North America. Regulated as an invasive species in Poland

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Impatiens biflora Walters

Common names
Name Language
jewelweed English
orange balsam English (GB)
spotted snapweed English (US)
spotted touch-me-not English (US)
Kap-Springkraut German
balsamine du Cap French
balsamine orangée French
Kaaps springzad Dutch
oranje springzad Dutch
apelsinbalsamin Swedish
недотрога капская Russian
Canadisk balsamin Danish
niecierpek pomarańczowy Polish