Impatiens flaccida

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Impatiens flaccida
Impetiens flaccida bloom.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens
Species: I. flaccida
Binomial name
Impatiens flaccida

Impatiens flaccida is a species of flowering plant native to the Western Ghats in India and to Sri Lanka. It is an erect or decumbent herb with thin stems growing to 50 cm (20 in) in length. They root at the lower nodes. The alternate leaves are ovate-lanceolate, growing 3 to 8 cm (1.2 to 3.1 in) long and 2 to 3.5 cm (0.79 to 1.38 in) wide. The flowers are light purple with dark eyes, and are 3 to 4 cm (1.2 to 1.6 in) wide.[1]

The plant has naturalized on the islands of Mauritius and Réunion.[2]


  1. ^ Morgan, Raymond F. (2007). Impatiens: the vibrant world of Busy Lizzies, Balsams, and Touch-me-nots. Portland, OR: Timber Press. p. 172. ISBN 0-88192-852-6. 
  2. ^ Impatiens flaccida. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).