Dealing with Himalyan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive introduced plant that needs to be removed from our waterways. It has explosive seed pods so unfortunately, even removing it can help it spread.

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Locally, groups such as Friends of The Shuttle do extensive work to remove it from our rivers.

Himalayan Balsam - pretty, but it shades out native wildflowers.

Himalayan Balsam – pretty, but it shades out native wildflowers.

The video below, from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust hows how to remove Himalayan Balsam late in the season where it has set seed.

 

photos by: & Jim Linwood
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