Impatiens

(Balsam, Busy Lizzie, Impatiens, Jewelweed, Patience Plant, Patient Lucy, Sultana, Touch-Me-Not, Zanzibar Balsam) These are hardy and tender annual and perennial herbs from Asia, North America, and South Africa. The name of these plants refers to the elasticity of the valves of the seedpods, which discharge the seeds when ripe. They are sometimes k...
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Impatiens

Im·pa'ti·ens (-shĭ*ĕnz) noun [ Latin , impatient.] (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 , ...
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impatiens

<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

• (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. I. Balsamina (sometimes called lady`s slipper) is the common garden balsam.Impatiens: words in the defini...
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Impatiens

large genus of herbaceous plants, belonging to the balsam family (Balsaminaceae), that are widely distributed in Asia, Africa, and North America. ...
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impatiens

impatiens (impā'shēenz") : see jewelweed.
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Impatiens

The Impatiens are a genus of plants with elastic valves of the seed-pod which discharge the seeds when ripe or when touched.
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Impatiens

Common names include impatiens, jewelweed, touch-me-not, snapweed, and, for I. walleriana in Great Britain, `busy lizzie`, as well as, ambiguously, balsam. As a rule-of-thumb, `jewelweed` is used exclusively for Nearctic species, `balsam` is usually applied to tropical species, and `touch-me-not` is typically used in Europe and North Ameri...
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