Himalayan Balsam...

.....suppresses growth of native plants en masse. It grows everywhere it can. Pull it up wherever possible. More information: http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicweeds/weed_information/weed.php?id=96

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2 comments so far...

StevieB July 22, 2009, 08:14 PM
Yes, a beautiful but unhelpful plant!

helen birch July 22, 2009, 09:24 PM
You seem to take photos around waterways - have you noticed its rampant nature getting worse each year? I used to delight in the exploding seeds...now I can't pull the plants up quickly enough :-(

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