Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
Short lived perennial, reproduces by seed and asexually by vegetative detachment.
Reason for introduction
impatiens: From the Latin impatiens ‘impatient, hasty’, referring perhaps to the manner in which the pods of some species explode (Johnson and Smith, 1986).
References and further reading
Johnson, A. T. and Smith, H. A (1986). Plant Names Simplified: Their pronunciation, derivation and meaning. Landsman Bookshop Ltd: Buckenhill, UK.