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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Shade flower

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 18, 2001
7:28 AM

Post #8691

This little beauty only seems to want to grow in deep shade. The flowers are about the size of a quarter. It reseeds itself in a damp shady area but I have not had any luck transplanting volunteers to any other shade area...so far! The seeds are so tiny I have not managed to collect any and my biggest fear is that each year it may not come back! I would sure like to give this charming little beauty a name so if it vanishes I can search for seed. Does anyone know this one?

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Baa

July 18, 2001
6:43 PM

Post #96125

It looks like an Impatiens, sorry I don't know which one.

Baa
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 18, 2001
6:48 PM

Post #96128

Thanks Baa I have a lot of different impatiens but this little charmer does not match any I have found so far.
Baa

July 18, 2001
8:59 PM

Post #96213

It is a charmer and I've run a search because I'm sure I have seen this one before so it may be an Impatiens balfourii.

http://wiscinfo.doit.wisc.edu/herbarium/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=IMPBAL
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 19, 2001
5:36 AM

Post #96462

BINGO! Thank you Baa! That is it! You are my hero of the day!

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