balsaminaceae balsaminaceae

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  • (n) distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers

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  • Impatiens ready to disperse seeds, come in variety of types, colors

    According to Encyclopedia Britannica, impatiens are a large genus of herbaceous plants, belonging to the balsam family (Balsaminaceae), that are widely distributed in Asia, Africa and North America. Some are regarded as weeds but others are popular garden plants. The name, meaning impatient, refers to the readiness with which the plants’ seeds are dispersed. The ripe seedpod bursts upon slight ...
    on March 28, 2014     Source: Muscatine Journal

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