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Touch-me-not Balsam

Impatiens noli-tangere

Plant Data

Order:
Ericales
Family:
Balsaminaceae (Balsam)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow, speckled red. 5 petals with broad lower lip and small upper hood.
Fruit:
Pendant capsules that burst open and scatter their seeds when touched.
Leaves:
Alternate, stalked and oval. Toothed margins.
Maximum Size:
100cm tall.
Other Names:
Garden Balsam, Jewelweed, Western Touch-me-not, Wild Balsam, Yellow Balsam.
Habitats:
Riversides, roadsides, woodland.