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ORANGE BALSAM Impatiens capensis (Balsaminaceae) Height to 1.5m. Upright, hairless and bushy annual. Found in damp ground beside rivers. FLOWERS are 2-3cm long and orange with brown blotches and a curved spur; borne on stalks that arise from leaf axils (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are explosive capsules. LEAVES are wavy, with fewer than 10 teeth. STATUS-Naturalised locally in England and Wales.
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ORANGE BALSAM Impatiens capensis (Balsaminaceae) Height to 1.5m. Upright, hairless and bushy annual. Found in damp ground beside rivers. FLOWERS are 2-3cm long and orange with brown blotches and a curved spur; borne on stalks that arise from leaf axils (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are explosive capsules. LEAVES are wavy, with fewer than 10 teeth. STATUS-Naturalised locally in England and Wales.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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