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Garden Balsam, Rose balsam, Spotted snapweed

Halbi Name garden-balsam-rose-balsam-spotted-snapweed-1
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Gulmehandi
Scientific name Impatiens balsamina Linn., Impatiens coccineacornuta, Balsamina hortensis
Family Balsaminaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant
Leaves Spirally-arranged, 2.5-9 cm long and 1-2.5 cm broad, with a deeply toothed margin. Lateral sepals 2-3 mm long, ovate, sparsely ciliate, lower sepal conical, spur 1-2 cm long, curved inwards. Photo Gallery
Flower
Fruit/ seed The ripe seed capsules explode when touched, inspiring the genus name Impatiens.
Habitat and distribution Cultivated Bunds
Flowering and fruiting Flowers axillary, 1-2 across on a short pedicel, often overtopped by leafy shoots, fruit is a asymmetrical capsule, hairy.
Associated with Kharif bund flora
Habit An annual plant growing up to 20-75 cm tall, with a thick, but soft stem. Garden Balsam is native to Western Ghats India and SE Asia.
Inflorescence Flower pink, red, mauve, lilac, or white, and, pollinated by bees and other insects, and also by nectar-feeding birds.

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