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 .
Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
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Portulaca grandiflora - annual species, succulent, native to Brazil. Can be used in parks and gardens as ornamental species for borders or pots on terraces species for sunny.
Geranium pratense - beak stork
Herbaceous perennial, stems pubescent, erect, branched dichotomy. Leaves opposite, the parties to lobate-acute, 5-7 lobed, margin evening. Flowers symmetric radiator Corola blue-purple, 5 petals obovata, 2 cm, 5 sepa lanceolata, mucronata, ovary superior, 10 stamens united at the base. Blooms in June-August.
Commelina communis - grows naturally in East Asia, prefer shade and moist forests in 0-6000 altit.
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Calendula officinalis L. - marigold
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New species of Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) found in Turkey
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Eriobotrya japonica Lindl
Small tree, 5-10 m high, trunk erect, divide, tomentoase branches, erect and espana, bark gray-brown, smooth, crown open, umbeliforma in adulthood. Leaves persistent, alternate, simple, elliptical language-lanceolata, margine evening, acuminata; nervatiuni lecundare are thick and deep language that seems inflated between them