Impatiens hypophylla

Impatiens hypophylla

  • Impatiens hypophylla
  • Impatiens hypophylla
  • Impatiens hypophylla
  • Impatiens hypophylla
  • Impatiens hypophylla
  • Impatiens hypophylla
  • Impatiens hypophylla
  • Impatiens hypophylla
  • Flower name
    Impatiens hypophylla
  • Scientific name
    Impatiens hypophylla
  • Alias葉隠釣舟草, ツリフネソウ
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

What is Impatiens hypophylla

Impatiens hypophylla or Hagakure-Housenka(scientific name: Impatiens hypophylla) is an endemic species of Japan, an annual grass of the family Balsaminaceae. It is clustered at the forest edge and wet place of the mountains of Wakayama to Shikoku and Kyushu. The green leaves are elliptical, there are saw teeth, and they alternate. From summer to autumn, it hangs a fishing boat shaped flower with dark spots and light red purple at the tip of the flower pattern under the leaf. There are three flower-shaped calyx and three lip valve and one tubular distance bending inward. Insects collect gathered honey and mediate pollen. The fruits that are made after the flowers are scattered when they touch, and the reproductive power is vigorous. It is similar to the celestial wild dragon flower (Housenka, scientific name: Impatiens textori). Flowers bloom I. hypophylla flowers under leaves, I. textori bloom on leaves. Inside the flower I. hypophylla has no plaque and I. textori has yellow spots.

In the same genus are
Impatiens textor(scientific name: I. textori),
Impatiens walleriana(scientific name: I. walleriana),
Impatiens hypophylla( I. hypophylla) ,
Touch-me-not Balsam (I. nolitangere),
Impatiens balsamina(Rose balsam, I. balsamina).

Common name: Impatiens hypophylla or Hagakure turihune, Scientific name: Impatiens hypophylla, Origin: Japan, Distribution District: from Wakayama to Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan, living environment: forest edges and damp places of mountainous areas, lifestyle: annual grass, plant height: 50 to 80 cm, leaf shape: oval, leaf margin: saw tooth, leaf color: green, bilaterally symmetrical flower, flower color: thin Pink, flowering period: July to October, Number of stamens: 5, Remarks: Indigenous species in Japan.


  • Order
    Ericales
  • Family
    Balsaminaceae
  • Genus
    Impatiens
  • Species
    I. hypophylla
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Hedgerow/thallate
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeannual grass
  • Flower colorsPink Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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