- Group 1Lycophytes, Monilophytes
- Group 2Gymnosperms
- Group 3Monocots
- Group 4Woody angiosperms with opposite or whorled leaves
- Group 5Woody angiosperms with alternate leaves
- Group 6Herbaceous angiosperms with inferior ovaries
- Group 7Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries and zygomorphic flowers
- Group 8Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, and 2 or more distinct carpels
- Group 9Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, connate petals, and a solitary carpel or 2 or more connate carpels
- Group 10Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, distinct petals or the petals lacking, and 2 or more connate carpels
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- Dichotomous Key
This family contains exactly one genus, Impatiens.See list of 3 species in this genus
The flowers of Impatiens are difficult to interpret. There are 3 sepals—a lower one that is petaloid and forms a conical structure prolonged backward into a slender nectary spur and 2 upper ones that are small and sepaloid or petaloid. There are 5 petals—an upper one that is concave and projected upward or forward and 2 lower ones that are each formed from 2 connate petals.
1b. Leaves alternate, the blades crenate-serrate; petioles lacking glands or infrequently with slender, dark glands near the apex at the junction of the blade; corolla orange-yellow or pale yellow; capsule slender-clavate in outline
Show photos of: Each photo represents one species in this genus.