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Pretty Orange Jewelweed Wildflowers At The Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary In Wellfleet On Cape Cod

It was an overcast, windy day and a perfect day to take a hike on the Silver Spring Trail at the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod. It is mostly in the woods along the river and marshes and so pretty.


I saw this pretty little orange wildflower that I had never seen before. I took a lot of photographs and then learned it was a Jewelweed wildflower. The plant itself grows to about 6′ while the flowers are only 1″ and are very unusual looking, somewhat like an orchid. They love to grow in shady marshes and moist woods.

Have you ever seen a Jewelweed wildflower? It looks so tiny on such a big plant.