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Impatiens noli-tangere (Western touch-me-not)
Weyand, Phyllis

Impatiens noli-tangere

Impatiens noli-tangere L.

Western Touch-me-not

Balsaminaceae (Touch-Me-Not Family)

Synonym(s): Impatiens occidentalis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: The flowers of all North American Impatiens species are resupinate.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC , SK

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Impatiens noli-tangere in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Impatiens noli-tangere in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Impatiens noli-tangere


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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