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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

33. Balsaminaceae, the Touch-me-not Family

1. Impatiens L. -- Touch-me-not

2. Impatiens pallida Nutt. -- Pale touch-me-not

Very similar to the preceding, averaging larger, the leaves with blades to 12 cm long, 8 cm wide, more closely serrate than in I. capensis. Flowers pale yellow, unspotted or faintly reddish-brown spotted, 2-3(4) cm long, the spur recurved at a right angle to the sac, 1/5 to 1/4 its length, the sac broadly obtuse, about as wide or wider than long. Capsules as in the preceding. Jul--Sep. Wooded floodplains and stream banks; occasional in the e part, otherwise rare in c NE; (Que. and N.S. to Sask., s to NC, TN, MO and OK).
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