early.liz's picture

At Formby pinewoods 2

Observed: 2nd October 2011 By: early.lizearly.liz’s reputation in Plants
At Formby pinewoods
At Formby pinewoods 2
At Formby pinewoods 3
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Indian Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) interacts


David Jardine's picture

Himalayan or Indian Balsam?

I wonder if this is a balsam, rather than an orchid? The well veined leaves point to something like this rather than an orchid which would have narrower leaves.

early.liz's picture

Himalayan Balsam

Thank you David ! It certainly looks like the other pictures on this site of Himalayan Balsam, especially the seed pods and leaves..I can now go and search for it in the RHS book.

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Himalayan Balsam

Its most definitely Himalayan or Indian Balsam Family Balsaminaceae and not in the Orchid family (AKA Policemans helmet - because of its resemblance ) its a Riparian Invasive ie Along water courses. Given an opportunity seed pods will pop and fill your camera bag :-)



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