Impatiens latifolia is a beautiful species of Impatiens that is endemic to the South Western Ghats. The species name ‘latifolia‘ means ‘with wide leaves’.
The plant’s leaves are of a gorgeous shape!
The plant grows as undershrubs in Shola forests, especially near streams. The flowers are pinkish.
The side view of the flowers shows the curved spur!
The leaves are usually concentrated at the apex of the branches which gives a crown like appearance to the plant.