Balsaminaceae Family:

Impatiens capensis (Jewel Weed) on 9-25-13, #190-10.

Balsaminaceae A.Rich.

The plant family Balsaminaceae was named and described by Achille Richard in Dictionnaire Classique d’Histoire Naturelle in 1822.

As of 12-2-22 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists two accepted genera in this family, Hydrocera and Impatiens. The Hydrocera genus only has one 1 accepted species while the genus Impatiens contains 1,093. Those numbers could change as updates are made on POWO.

Impatiens capensis (Jewelweed) is the only species in the family I am familiar with on the farm. It can become quite invasive

For further information on this family of plants, please click on the links below. They take you directly to the page for the family.


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