IMPATIENS FULVA AND I. PALLIDA
\ɪmpˈe͡ɪʃənz fˈʊlvə and ˈa͡ɪ], \ɪmpˈeɪʃənz fˈʊlvə and ˈaɪ], \ɪ_m_p_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n_z f_ˈʊ_l_v_ə__ a_n_d ˈaɪ]\
Definitions of IMPATIENS FULVA AND I. PALLIDA
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Touch-me-not, Jewel weed, Balsam weed, Slippers, Celandine, Quick-in-the-hand, Snap-weed; called from the sudden bursting of the pods when touched. Indigenous plants, having tender, juicy, almost transparent stems, and yellow flowers, which appear in July and August. It is found in low, moist ground, in every part of the Union. The properties are probably the same as those of Impatiens Noli-me-tan'gere of Europe, which has an acrid taste, and acts as an emetic, cathartic, and diuretic.
By Robley Dunglison