Impatiens balsamina L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Impatiens balsamina L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual, 3–8 dm, ± pubescent; lvs oblanceolate, 6–15 cm, sharply serrate, gradually tapering to the short petiole; pedicels 1 or 2 in an axil, 1–2 cm, 1-fld; fls purple or rose, varying to white, the pet 2–2.5 cm, the saccate sep wider than long and shorter than the spur; fr villous; 2n=14. Native of s. Asia, widely naturalized in the tropics, and occasionally escaped from cult. in our range.