Pete's Walks - Himalayan Balsam

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Photo taken 3/9/07 in Milton Keynes on Day 2 of my Swan's Way walk

Also known as Indian Balsam, this is a very attractive plant, but unfortunately it is a non-native species that flourishes quickly along waterways to the detriment of native plants. Attempts are often made to eradicate it. It flowers from July to September.

Photo taken 3/9/07 in Milton Keynes on Day 2 of my Swan's Way walk