Impatiens omeiana

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Impatiens omeiana
Impatiens Omeiana (Sichuan, China).JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens
Species: I. omeiana
Binomial name
Impatiens omeiana

Impatiens omeiana is a species of flowering plant in the family Balsaminaceae. It is endemic to China, where it occurs in Sichuan.[1]

The wild plant is rhizomatous, growing up to half a meter tall, with large, yellow flowers.[2]

It is grown in cultivation as an ornamental plant. One common name is hardy impatiens.[3] Cultivars include 'Eco Hardy' and 'Ice Storm'.[4]


  1. ^ China Plant Specialist Group. 2004. Impatiens omeiana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 04 July 2013.
  2. ^ Impatiens omeiana. Flora of China.
  3. ^ Impatiens omeiana. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  4. ^ Pitman, D. A Bevy Of Balsams. Pacific Horticulture 67(4) October, 2006.