Policeman’s Helmet

Impatiens glandulifera
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


I. glandulifera has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a POLLINATOR).
I. glandulifera is considered to be an INVASIVE species of Plantae cards of identical scale and food chain rank.

Cool, Warm
Graphic by Derek Tanwww.botany.ubc.ca/derek
Photo by Wendy Cutlerwww.flickr.com/photos/wlcutler/
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a large annual plant, native to the Himalayas (resulting in its the colloquial name of kiss-me-on-the-mountain[1] in the UK). It typically grows to 1 to 2 m high, with a soft green or red-tinged stem, and lanceolate leaves 5–23 cm long. The crushed foliage has a strong musty smell. The flowers […] read more