Mystery shade plant, white flowers...

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by maricela, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. maricela

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    Hello,

    This plant was a stowaway on another plant I bought at S.F. botanical gardens. Please help me identify this one. It's thriving in my shade garden. Ants seem to like it.

    Thanks in advance,

    Maricela
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Impatiens sp.
     
  3. maricela

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    Hello,

    Excuse my ignorance. What cultivar of impatiens is this plant?

    When I look up impatiens sp. on the internet, I get images of the common impatiens sold at the local markets. I found something called impatiens grandiflora that looks closer to the plant I have.

    Thanks for your help,

    Maricela
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I put "sp." because I can't say which one it is, for sure. Coming from a botanic garden, it could be a rare one I have not seen, plus your photo isn't close enough to make out fine details. As a starting point, compare with Impatiens glandulifera.
     
  5. maricela

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. If I can't find it, I will take some close up pictures and post those for more help indentifying it.


    Maricela
     
  6. bctahitianfruit

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    what ever it is it is really cool , it does look like the invasive plant i have in my yard(which i can't remember the name of.. i will look, but the flowers are in a different local, yours all along the stem mine all on top. heck you could send some seeds my way i love cool and interesting plants!!
    if it lives great inthe shade with no care it is a keeper forsure!
     
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    paion Active Member 10 Years

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    Impatiens scabrida maybe?
     
  8. maricela

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    Yes, I think you have it correct. Or, at least it definitely looks like it. Thanks so much!

    -Maricela
     

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