TQ7253 : Medway Valley Walk passing through Indian balsam

near to East Barming, Kent, Great Britain

Medway Valley Walk passing through Indian balsam
Medway Valley Walk passing through Indian balsam
Here, just downriver of Barming Bridge, the Medway Valley Walk passes through a mass of Indian balsam (also known as Himalayan balsam or policeman's helmet - from the shape of the flowers). This highly invasive plant can completely choke river banks where it spreads rapidly. It has a very sweet smell which can be quite overpowering at times. I have never seen it as high as here though where it must have been about ten feet tall.
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2012
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Thursday, 26 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 30 July, 2012
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Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7265 5388 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.4765N 0:28.3753E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7263 5387
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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