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touch-me-not,common name for any plant of the genus Impatiens of the jewelweedjewelweed,
common name for the Balsaminaceae, a family of widely distributed annual and perennial herbs. The principal genus is Impatiens, so named because of the sudden bursting of the mature seed capsules when touched.
..... Click the link for more information. family. I. balsamina is also called balsam.
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