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INDIAN BALSAM Impatiens glandulifera (Balsaminaceae) Height to 2m. Distinctive annual with reddish stems. Found along riverbanks and on damp waste ground. FLOWERS are 3-4cm long and pinkish purple with a short, curved spur; borne on stalks in clusters (Jul-Oct). FRUITS are club-shaped and explosive. LEAVES are oval, toothed and borne in opposite pairs or whorls of 3. STATUS-Widely naturalised.
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