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Policeman’s Helmet

Impatiens glandulifera

Annual; stems are hollow and soft green or reddish in color. Oblong, egg-shaped, opposite or whorled leaves with serrated edges. White, pink or purple flowers resemble British policeman’s helmet. Crushed foliage has a strong musty smell.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesWetlands, streams, riparian areas and moist woodland.
Mature Height3-8’
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