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Impatiens

Impatiens

(Science: botany) 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. I. Balsamina (sometimes called lady's slipper) is the common garden balsam.

Origin: L, impatient.


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Impatiens pallida - Yellow Jewelweed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impatiens_pallida

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