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Spotted Balsam wildflower

Impatiens maculata Wight


Listed as rare but locally abundant wild Balsam.


Marshy clearings in plantation estates, and fringe of rainforest. The humus where these grow in is infested with leeches - first hand knowledge!!!


Found in abundance in the Anamalai hills and contiguous High Ranges of the Western Ghats in India.

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1 Comment

Arun 8 years ago

nice spotting !!! Please consider adding this spotting to the 'Tamil Nadu Biodiversity' mission at

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Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Dec 15, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

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