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Solved Growing in Cumbria, beautiful plant

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Loki, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Loki

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    Obviously a wild flower, and so pretty!
    Sorry for the poor photos, any help with an ID would be fab :dbgrtmb:
    Also, is it invasive? It would look great in the area I'm creating, in my head :scratch:, a wild / fernery :wub2:
     
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      Hi @Loki , it's Himalayan Balsam a member of the Busy Lizzie family. It's very invasive and in some areas is actually banned and a notifiable plant.
       
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          I like I. Balfourii @longk . I forgot to get any I. Balsamina sees this year.
          The ones I've got this year are I. Niamniamensis, I. Repens, I. Auricoma x Bicaudata and I. Morsei Velvetea.
           
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            Thanks, I saw it near grasmere and tarn hows, I think :scratch:
            Anyway it was amazing but I know now I shouldn't grow it, beautiful plant though :spinning:
             
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              @Loki the National Trust have been working hard for years to try and eradicate from those areas. They especially had problems around Grasmere and Rydal Water. I think it took them five years to get rid of most of it at Rydal Water.

              Horrendously invasive near lakes and waterways.
               
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