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Himalayan Balsam

Impatiens glandulifera

Description:

I think its called dragon snapper.

Habitat:

I found this plant in williams park in vancouver, it was very abundant in the area, and I have seen them in other parks in vancouver.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 8 years ago
Himalayan Balsam
Impatiens glandulifera Himalayan Balsam


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17 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Yes, Ashish, there are 2 species in eastern N. America. I've spotted both of them.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/722...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/736...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Dan I just want to know any Balsam specie is originated i your area called North America.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

nice spotting man. what do you mean by help?

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

Also thanks Dan :D I learned quite a bit.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

No problem Ashish, though I'm not American, I know what you mean.

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

Thanks again Ashish really appreciate it :-) !

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Thanks Dan for falling in... Some American expert's opinion was required here.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Ashish is probably right, this isn't native.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Team edit the spotting and add information on habitat. And mention how you locate this herb plant. I feel it is exotically planted in that area.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Look like Himalayan Balsam herb plant.

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

I cant find the scientific name though.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

What about me Ashish? Haha! He is right, this is balsam, but that usually refers to the tropical species. In N. America they are referred to as Jewelweed. It's not a snapdragon but I'm not sure which species of Impatiens it is.

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

Alright will do :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I have no idea... but check with Rangers like Cindy and Karen.

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

Are they in north america ?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Balsam herb plant... in good water source they grow like a shrub.

Voddy
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Voddy

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Aug 28, 2012
Submitted on Aug 29, 2012

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