The Dyers busy lizzie (Impatiens tinctoria) belongs to Balsaminaceae (the Balsam family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is native to tropical Africa. It grows in tropical rainforests and grows 1.5 to 2.5 m tall. It has a large tuber, up to 30 cm in diameter, underground. The leaves are elliptic with deep veins and slightly serrated. From summer to fall, it produces large white flowers about 6 cm wide with a deep red spot in the center. The spurs are long, more than 10 cm long, red and bend downward. The flowers have a sweet fragrance, especially in the morning. The plant is evergreen in the tropics, but goes dormant in winter in warmer climates.