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This is an old-fashioned species Impatiens many people remember from their grandmother’s garden. Plants grow approx. 3′ tall & 2′ wide. Very lovely lavender . Plant database entry for Poor Man’s Orchid (Impatiens balfourii) with 26 images and 14 data details. Impatiens balfourii was introduced in the beginning of the 20th century from the Himalayas to Southern Europe where it was able to establish. In recent years an .

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Impatiens balfourii is a species of the genus Impatiens known by the common names Balfour’s touch-me-notKashmir balsam[1] and poor man’s orchid. It belongs to the family Balsaminaceae.

The Latin name Impatiens means “impatient” or “intolerant” and refers to the explosive dehiscence of the fruits, which burst at the slightest touch as a means of scattering the seeds. Balfoudii is an annual herb growing 15— centimetres 5. Its stem is glabrous, reddish, lined and very branched.


It has alternately arranged, balfoirii to lance-shaped, toothed, stalked leaves up to 4 centimetres 1. The inflorescence is a raceme generally bearing 4 to 8 flowers.

Impatiens balfourii Calflora

Each flower is about 2 centimetres 0. The flowers are hermaphroditeor perfect, and are pollinated by insectsor, in the Americas, mipatiens hummingbirds.

The flowering period extends from July through September. The fruits are glabrous capsules about 20 impxtiens 0. It is native to the Himalayasparticularly Kashmir and surrounding areas, where it grows in mountains of 5, to 6, feet. In the wild the plant occurs along the banks of rivers, on roadsides, and in wastelands.

Impatiens balfourii

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Impatiens balfourii Scientific classification Kingdom: Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

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