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Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandiflora) has been in flower for a while now. I pull a lot of it up but I’d be doing nothing else if I tried to pull all of it out. Besides, insects love it so it’s not all bad for all its invasiveness.

#boggybrae #garden #wildplant for 2015: 187

Himalayan Balsam mixing in with the bracken (a native invasive!) at the edge of the field

Himalayan Balsam mixing in with the bracken (an ‘invasive’ native plant) at the edge of the field

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