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Impatiens: Sultana Impatiens wallerana
FAMILY: BALSAMINACEAE (Touch-Me-Not Family)
The cheerful blossomed sultana Impatiens wallerana was named for the Sultan of Zanzibar in whose territory these flowers were first discoverd by westerners. Ever wonder where the genus name comes from? Apparently these flowers are impatient to propagate: the slightest touch on their pods sends the seeds springing forth!