Impatiens glandulifera Royle
Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection
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The shape of its flower has given Himalayan balsem its nickname policeman's helmet. As the name indicates, it is native to the Himalayas. It was imported to Europe as a decorative plant and has managed to adapt well in the wild. Too well for some people. Himalayan balsem has become an invasive weed in places, thanks to its aggresive means of distribution. When disturbed, the ripe seed pods burst o... © Copyright Ecomare (licence)See more in the Encyclopedia of Life...
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