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Himalayan Balsam

Impatiens glandulifera

Notes:

I was walking off-tracks deep in a forest when I came across these beatiful flowers in small meadow. They were difficult to access but it was worth the hassle. Real beauties, and big enough to fit an entire big bumblebee.



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Himalayan Balsam
Impatiens glandulifera Impatiens glandulifera


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5 Comments

nrvero
nrvero 5 years ago

Oh drat!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

You can also find more information in this blog piece I wrote on invasives last year:
http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/4486700...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

I would not recommended it, they disperse very quickly :-(
http://www.invasivespeciesscotland.org.u...

nrvero
nrvero 5 years ago

But they're so pretty... :-( So nit a good idea to get some for the garden then? What would happen? Would everything else be smothered?

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

This plant is unfortunately an invasive species now present across much of the Northern Hemisphere.

nrvero
Spotted by
nrvero

Lorraine, Tromelin Island

Lat: 49.08, Long: 7.01

Spotted on Sep 6, 2014
Submitted on Sep 6, 2014

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