Impatiens spp.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Impatiens
Synonym: Not available
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Spring to Summer
Distribution: Tropical and sub-tropical regions
Habitat: Grown as garden plant and also seen in wild
Uses: Ornamental garden plant
Key Characteristics: It is a floweringherbaceousperennial plant, with broadlanceolateleaves. Leaves are mostlyalternate. The changeable, simple leaves are stalked. The leaf blade isovateto broadly elliptic, sometimes obovate, green and sometimes spotted or pink or reddish on the underside. The hermaphroditic,zygomorphicflowersare profusely borne, with five. The seedpod explodes when ripe in the same manner as otherImpatiensspecies, an evolutionary adaptation forseed dispersal. The lower sepals are slightly boat-shaped, thread-like curved, but not curved back spur. The stems are semi-succulent, and all parts of the plant (leaves, stems, flowers, roots) are soft and easily damaged." \l "cite_note-RHSAZ-4