Dangerous plants: Himalayan Balsam
Himalayan Balsam is from the Himalayas and was brought to the UK in 1839.
It grows up to two-three metres tall and has pink flowers in summer and early autumn.
But in spite of its beautiful colours, this invasive plant could spread 800 seeds metres away or even through rivers, potentially killing off other plants and reducing biodiversity by stealing all lights, nutrients, or water.
Bradley from Stokemont commented on the plant: “It does not have physical danger to humans but its significant ecological impact on nature and associated laws are not favoured by buyers.”
“So it is recommended to keep this plant controlled or eradicated, and make sure it does not spread to your neighbors’ home as it can be illegal.”