Balsaminaceae · spriginiai

EN · balsam family DE · Balsaminengewächse LT · spriginiai LV · balzamīņu dzimta PL · niecierpkowate There is single genus Impatiens in Lithuania. These plants derives their scientific name Impatiens (Latin for "impatient") and the common name "touch-me-not" in reference to their seed capsules. When the capsules mature, they "explode" when touched, sending seeds several meters away. This mechanism is also known as "explosive dehiscence".