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Busy lizzie (Impatiens walleriana)

Srembeng or busy lizzie (Impatiens walleriana) is a species of plant in Balsaminaceae, a flowering herbaceous perennial, grows wild in forests or disturbed land, one of the most popular flowering plants for gardens and parks around the world with a variety of cultivars in various colors and propagation using seeds or cuttings.

I. walleriana has erect, tubular, semi-succulent stems and all parts of the plant are soft and easily damaged, grow to 15-60 cm high, green or yellowish or reddish in color, branched with thickened or slightly enlarged branching points.

Dlium Busy lizzie (Impatiens walleriana)


Leaves are broad lanceolate 3-12 cm long and 2-5 cm wide, simple stems to 1.5-6 cm long, mostly alternate although they may cross near the top of the main stem. A large bone in the center with multiple sideways veins, pointed ends and serrated edges.

Hermaphrodite flower, zygomorphic grow rapidly, 2-5 cm in diameter, five petals and 1 cm spurs. The seeds explode when ripe for dispersal. The lower sepal is slightly boat-shaped and suddenly narrows to a length of 2.8-4.5 inches like a curved thread, but the back is not arched.

Busy lizzie is one of the most popular ornamental plants for parks and gardens around the world, usually grown in containers but also in yards. A variety of cultivars for a variety of colors from white to purple, widely available commercially for seeds and young plants.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens
Species: Impatiens walleriana

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