NS3676 : Indian Balsam

taken 7 years ago, near to Cardross, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Indian Balsam
Indian Balsam
[Impatiens glandulifera. Stace's flora (2ed) calls it Indian Balsam, but it is perhaps more commonly known as NS3874 : Himalayan Balsam. It has a variety of colloquial names.]

The patch shown here lay not much further along the path shown in NS3676 : Footpath from Ardoch to Levengrove. See also NS3675 : Footpath from Levengrove to Ardoch, where other patches are evident.

This non-native species is an attractive plant, and popular with bees, but it spreads rapidly, and is widely viewed as a nuisance (see LinkExternal link for more information). The field in the background is yellow from an abundance of common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea).
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Grassland  Paths 
Plant (from Tags)
Himalayan Balsam 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3666 7601 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9566N 4:37.0435W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3666 7601
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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