from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Balsaminaceae — many species of flowering plants, among then Busy Lizzie.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of plants, several species of which have very beautiful flowers; -- so called because the elastic capsules burst when touched, and scatter the seeds with considerable force. Called also touch-me-not, jewelweed, and snapweed. Impatiens Balsamina (sometimes called lady's slipper) is the common garden balsam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of annual plants of the natural order Geraniaceæ and tribe Balsamineæ, having curious irregular flowers, in which the calyx and corolla are colored alike and are not clearly distinguishable.
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The plant derives its botanical name Impatiens (Latin for "impatient") and the common name
Some prominent genera and families are represented by large numbers of endemic species, such as Impatiens with 76 of 86 species endemic, Dipterocarpus with 12 of 13 species endemic, and Calamus with 23 of 25 species endemic.
Impatiens on the dining room floor sluice their pinks
The Fusion series still has the non-stop blooming power of traditional Impatiens, but the flowers are an interesting cup shape with a deeper colored center.
The Fusion Impatiens series has the distinction of offering the first yellow Impatiens flowers.
We have a limited supply of the Fusion Impatiens at Sugar Creek Gardens and thedrip glazepots too!
It took breeders years to isolate and stabilize Fusion Impatiens ‘Glow’ from its wild parent, but it was worth the effort.
Planted some Impatiens and replanted some Azaelas.
Made by Bach, Rescue Remedy is a blend of Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem and Rock Rose flower essences that calms the nerves.
There are also about 13 endemic species of African primroses (Streptocarpus spp.) in the Eastern Arc Mountains, and 18 endemic species of Impatiens in the Albertine Rift.
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