E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Impatiens ecornuta Gerry Moore, Zika & Rushworth
spurless touch-me-not (western touch-me-not)
Balsaminaceae (Touch-me-not family)

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Species Information

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General:
Annual succulent herb; stems erect to ascending, freely branched, glabrous, 0.4-1.0 m tall.
Leaves:
Alternate, stalked, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, coarsely saw-toothed, 3-10 cm long.
Flowers:
Mostly paired in leaf axils, pale yellow to orange, unspotted; sepals pouched but not spurred.
Fruits:
Capsules, elastically dehiscent, 8-15 mm long, many-seeded.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist forests in the montane zone; rare in SE BC; S to MT and N OR.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Impatiens ecalcarata Blank.

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