Balsaminaceae - touch-me-not family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 10 February 2018)

Balsaminaceae - touch-me-not family
[information to be added]

Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 1 genus. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Impatiens (2 species)
      Impatiens capensis - spotted touch-me-not (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Impatiens glandulifera - Himalaya touch-me-not (uncommon)

Impatiens (touch-me-not) - Three principal differences between spotted touch-me-not and Himalaya touch-me-not are summarized in the table below:

petal color leaf arrangement leaf margin
Impatiens capensis pale orange alternate crenate
Impatiens glandulifera pink-magenta opposite sharply toothed

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not) [information to be added]
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Impatiens glandulifera (Himalaya touch-me-not) [information to be added]

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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.