Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is known for three things: its lovely flower, the silvery-look of its leaves below water, and its healing properties. It is commonly found in bottomland soils, along creeks, and in ditches and reaches three to five feet in height. A bright orange-yellow flower with brown spots blooms early spring to late fall. Occasionally, Jewelweed will produce non-showy, self-pollinating flowers. Its leaves are three to five inches in length and one to two and a half inches in width, with a distinctive ruffled leaf margin. The stems of Jewelweed can be crushed and the liquid applied to skin to neutralize the oils of stinging nettle and poison ivy. It is also known to reduce the symptoms of bug bites and acne, along with hastening the healing of scrapes and blisters.