Scientific Name - Impatiens glandulifera Royle
Synonyms - Impatiens Walpers Royle
Popular names - balsamina ghiandolosa, impatient glanduleuse, Indian Balsam, drusiges Springkraut, Himalayan balsam.
Distribution and Habitat - native to Asia.
Description - herbaceous species, annual. Stems fleshy, 100-200 m tall, vigorous, glabra, erecta, translucent, reddish and thickened at nodes. Leaves opposite or in whorl of 3, petiolate, lanceolate, margins evenings (18-50 teeth on each side), top acuminata, glandule towards the base, 5-18 x 2.5-7 cm long, inflorescence axillary raceme, 5-12 flowers . Flowers hermaphrodite, zigomorfe, clocks, 2.5-4 cm long, pink, rarely white. Sepals 3, 12-20 x 9-17 mm, spur 2-5 mm. Blooms in June and September. Fruit 1.5-3 cm dish, glabru.
Requirements - prefers light soils, sandy, moist, egsemi-shaded position.
Propagation - by seeds, sown in spring.
Curiosity - invasive species. Impatiens gladulifera was introduced from Asia, and naturalized in many parts of Europe, growing on the canals, rivers and very wet soils, from 200 to 600 m altitude.
The genus name derives from the Latin 'impatient' = impatient, referring to the characteristic fruit to mature quickly open, releasing the seeds to great distances, and the specific name 'glandulifera' refers to small glands at the base of the petiole and foliar language .
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Originally from Europe and western Asia, growing on wet soils and peat, from plain to 1800 m altitude.
Herbaceous perennial, rhizome cylindrical. Reddish stem, 80-100 cm tall, easy hirsuta-pubescent, branched. Leaves alternate, petiolare, lanceolata-ovata, margine evening, slightly pubescent; to the top of the stem leaves are Sesi.
Anthurium amnicola - herbaceous perennial, epiphytic, originally from Panama, rainforest grows from 600 to 900 m altitude.
Euphorbia pulcherrima - Poinsetia
Description - shrub, 20-50 cm high. Decidue leaves, oval, 10-15 cm long needle, or pointed. Flowers small, yellow-green, surrounded by bracts 15-20 cm long, red, pink or white.
Tolerances - not tolerate too hot environments, usacte and poorly lit, leaves turn yellow and fall.
Erica canaliculata - shrub originating from South Africa, used as an ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Albizzia julibrissin - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and gardens, in groups of three, or street alignments.
Genus was named by Antonio Duranzzini, in 1772 by Italian Filippo degli Albizzi.
Juicy species, perennial, native to Madagascar, was introduced in Europe in 1920. The species is named after Robert Blossfeld. Undergrowth of 40 cm height. Leaves simple, opposite, succulent, elliptic to ovata, the strains are from the top of Blong-lanceolata, 2-10 cm long, red margin, crenate, glabra.