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Impatiens parviflora
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Impatiens parviflora

Synonyms -

Popular names - small balsam.

Distribution and Habitat - originated in northeast Asia, Europe grows in beech forests, river edges, from 500 to 1200 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous species, annual. Roots beam. Stems erect, succulent, thickened at nodes, 10-80 cm tall, branched and the top sheet. Leaves elliptic or ovate, 8-17 x 4-8 cm, petiole short, acute tip, base cunea elongated edges evenings; teeth provided with glands. Flowers 4-12, arranged in umbele the common stems, erect, leaves the armpit. Sepals 3, 2 sides, about 3 x 1.5 mm, ovate, margins entire, crenate, green hull to the outer, posterior sepal 8-10 mm long, with a spur 4-5 mm long, straight. Petals 5, opposite the anterior sepal with spur is nearly circular, 5 x 5 mm, the posTeri and two each side Overgrown, trilobite, pale yellow, dotted with red inwards. Stamens 5, filaments Overgrown, curved bottom. Blooms in June-August. Fruit elongated cylindrical capsule linear, 15-20 mm, glabra. Seeds ovoid to pyriforme, brown, 4-5 mm.

Curiosity - species like Impatiens parviflora, Impatiens glandulifera Impatiens balfourii and were introduced in the Himalayan region and were naturalized in Europe.

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