Balsaminaceae

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Balsaminaceae
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Himalayan balsam
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Balsaminaceae
A.Rich.[1]
Genera

Hydrocera
Impatiens

The Balsaminaceae (commonly known as the Balsam family) are a family of dicotyledonous plants, comprising two genera: Impatiens, which consists of 1000+ species, and Hydrocera, consisting of 1 species.[2] The flowering plants may be annual or perennial. They are found throughout temperate and tropical regions, primarily in Asia and Africa, but also North America and Europe.[2]

Notable members of the family include jewelweed and busy Lizzie

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Media related to Balsaminaceae at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Balsaminaceae at Wikispecies