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|Family: Balsaminaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Impatiens||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Impatiens glandulifera Royle
Habit: Plant 6--25 dm. Leaf: opposite or whorled; stipules gland-like, oblong, lobed or not, 2--4 mm; blade 3--18 cm, generally narrow-lanceolate, ovate, or elliptic, acute to acuminate, serrate. Inflorescence: generally 2--15-flowered, axillary, terminal. Flower: white or purple, generally with dark purple marks; spur +- recurved, 5--6 mm, taper to spur abrupt, lateral sepals 4--7 mm; self-pollinating flowers 0. Fruit: club-shaped. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Disturbed, moist, often shaded sites, streambanks; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: n NCo; Distribution Outside California: to southern British Columbia, northern Idaho, invasive along coast in Oregon, Washington; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Apr--Sep Note: Introduced in California as ornamental.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter F. Zika
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Impatiens capensis
Next taxon: Basellaceae
Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika 2016. Impatiens glandulifera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28961, accessed on October 23, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 23, 2016.