Species Factsheet

Impatiens glandulifera


Complete name: Impatiens glandulifera Royle
Taxonomy: Magnoliophyta » Magnoliophyta » Rosopsida » Ericales » Balsaminaceae » Impatiens glandulifera
Authors: Martin Hejda
Last updated: September 19th, 2006

Common Names

Himalayan balsam.


Impatiens glandulifera Royle
Impatiens glanduligera Lindley
Impatiens roylei Walpers

Short Description

A green vascular annual plant up to 2.5m tall with large pink to purple flowers and green fruits around 5 cm long. Usually grows in riparian habitats and in other disturbed places with good water and nutrient supply.