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Impatiens balsamina L.
BALSAM
Spotted snapweed

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Impatiens balsamina
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Impatiens balsamina

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Impatiens balsamina, Plumera sp. and Calliandra haematocephala
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Impatiens balsamina
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Impatiens balsamina

Impatiens balsamina
© Pankaj Oudhia, 2008-2013 · 0
Impatiens balsamina

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ NCSU_ENT (1)
Erysiphaceae  Oidium @ BPI (2)

Sphaerotheca fuliginea @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora balsaminae @ BPI (1)

Cercospora campi-silii @ BPI (1)

Cercospora nojimai @ BPI (1)

Cercospora @ 432026A (1); 432026B (1); BPI (1)

Septoria balsaminae @ BPI (2)
Peronosporaceae  Plasmopara obducens @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Stemphylium sarciniforme @ BPI (1)

Stemphylium @ BPI (1)
Valsaceae  Diplodina richteriana @ BPI (2)
_  Ascochyta impatientis @ BPI (1)

Ascochyta weissiana @ BPI (1)

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Impatiens balsamina  L.

Impatiens balsamina plant

Family - Balsaminaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Impatiens balsamina stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Impatiens balsamina leaf

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Impatiens balsamina flower Flower - front view.

Impatiens balsamina flower Flower - side view.

Flowering - July - September.

Habitat - Cultivated an escaped to moist waste ground, persistent around old homesites.

Origin - Native to Asia.

Other info. - This striking species is rare in the wilds of Missouri. It has only been reported growing wild in one location from Dunklin County. The plant can flowers of various colors (depending on cultivar).
The stems of this plant are subsucculent and the mucilage has been used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments ranging from burns to constipation.

Photographs taken in Vale, NC., 8-23-03.


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Impatiens balsamina L.
spotted snapweed

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General Information
Symbol: IMBA
Group: Dicot
Family: Balsaminaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Geraniales
Family Balsaminaceae – Touch-me-not family
Genus Impatiens L. – touch-me-not
Species Impatiens balsamina L. – spotted snapweed

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Wetland Status

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Caribbean FACU
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains UPL
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast UPL

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