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Facts About Impatiens Flowers with Pictures

Amruta Joshi
The plant has a name Impatiens because the seeds can be impatient to open up.
If the seed capsules are touched, their seeds will “explode” through the air as far as 20 ft from the plant!
Impatiens flower is  also  called “Busy Lizzy”
Impatiens flower comes in very bright colors like red, orange, pink, white and violet.
There are around 850-1000 species of Impatiens plant found.
Impatiens plant blooms in an early spring.
The leaves of Impatiens flowers are thick, shiny and greasy.
The nickname of Impatiens is 'touch-me-not'.
During its life cycle the Impatiens undergo a gender change, male flower changes to female after pollination.
Some types of Impatiens plant have anti-inflammatory and fungicide properties.
Impatiens also used as a remedy for skin rashes, insect bites and bee stings.
Impatiens are toxic and can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Impatiens flower petals are also used in making nail polish.
Some types of Impatiens flowers are used in dye and hair color.