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Species from Balsam Family, Balsaminaceae: 4

Balsam Family, Balsaminaceae

The Balsam family is comprised of 2 genera, one of which has 1 species and the other of which (genus Impatiens) has over 300. The whole family has 3 or 4 species in Finland, of which 1 (orange balsam) has disappeared or is disappearing and another (Himalayan balsam) is spreading like wildfire and is held up as an example of an aggressively spreading alien.

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