John Grimshaw
Sat, 01 Oct 2011 02:54:07 PDT
The plant in the picture was a very typical Impatiens balsamina, although 
this is a variable species with 'doubles' being commonly cultivated. In 
addition to the flower shape the hairy capsules are diagnostic.

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From: "piaba" <>
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Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2011 5:26 AM
Subject: [pbs] Impatiens

> nhu, it's not I. balsamina, it's some other species.  it's very different 
> from the common hybrids.  as i said, the leaves are rough and serrated, 
> and silvery, balsamina's are very soft and much rounder.  the flowers are 
> larger as well.
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