26 Jun 2016

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Sultan's Balsam

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Geraniales
Family: Balsaminaceae (The Balsam family)
Botanical name: Impatiens walleriana
Common Name: Bizzy Lizzy or Sultan's Balsam
Habit: Perennial Herb

Just another member of the Balsam family. Unlike the Garden Balsam, Bizzy Lizzy do not produce seeds. Propagation is through stem cuttings.

The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view. Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala

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