Monday, August 17, 2015

Himalayan Balsam North Fife

Himalayan Balsam ,( Impatiens glandulifera ) 

Usually associated with river banks where it can grow in profusion. This little patch is by the roadside near Newburgh North Fife. Seeds were imported from India in 1839, now invasive and naturalized, distribution is discouraged. Each flower produces 100s of seeds which are propelled up to 4 meters away from the parent plant.

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