Impatiens parviflora (small balsam, or small-flowered touch-me-not) is a species of annual herbaceous plants in the family Balsaminaceae, native to some areas of Eurasia, naturalized elsewhere and found in damp shady places. Impatiens parviflora can grow in sandy, loamy, and clay soils and prefer moist soil.
Small-flowered touch-up is a herbaceous plant with a height of 30 to 60 cm. The stem is branched, erect, succulent, thickened at the nodes.
The leaves of the plant are alternate, short-petiolate, ovate, pointed, serrate. The length of the leaves is from 8 to 17 cm, and the width is from 4 to 8 cm .
The flowers of the plant are small, about 15 mm long. The calyx is light yellow in color, consists of three sepals, the posterior spur is modified in a straight line, up to 10 mm long. The spur of the outer sepal is 4 to 5 mm long, straight, sometimes clavate, at the end the petals are fused in two, three-lobed, pale yellow with reddish dots . The petal opposite to the sepal with a spur is almost rounded, 5 mm long and 5 mm wide, yellow in color . Corolla is light yellow. There are red dots inside the rim.
The fruit of the plant is an elongated club-shaped capsule.Small-flowered touch-me-not grows along river banks, in gorges and along rocky mountain slopes. It is found in humid shady places of the European part of Russia, as well as in Western Siberia and Central Asia. In Europe, an invasive species , which spread in the 19th century from culture in botanical gardens; in Siberia it is also alien. The primary area is Central Asia.
This plant is useful.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
Put on gloves and gently pull out the plant with the root system, you can use a shovel for convenience.