balsam family

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Noun1.balsam family - distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
genus Impatiens - annual or perennial herbs with stems more or less succulent; cosmopolitan except for South America, Australia, and New Zealand
Geraniales, order Geraniales - an order of plants of subclass Rosidae including geraniums and many other plants; see Euphorbiaceae; Geraniaceae; Rutaceae; Malpighiaceae; Simaroubaceae; Meliaceae; Zygophyllaceae; Tropaeolaceae
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Canaan Fir: This member of the Balsam family has a characteristic pine fragrance.
Busy lizzies are impatiens, members of the balsam family which scatters its seeds explosively or "impatiently." There are 850 species worldwide but the favourite garden kinds are crosses between Impatiens walleriana, a 60cm (2ft) plant from East Africa, and other species.