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mollismollis Posts: 150

These two plants are growing in and near a ditch in my daughter's horses field.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,521

    Himalayan balsam.

    Considered an invasive weed and best to get rid.

    But the seed-pods do explode wonderfully when ripe

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,547

    I'm not sure but I think that might be Himalayan Balsalm. Terribly invasive stuff

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,547

    snap image

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,521

    They pull out very easily, but sometimes snap in the process, it's still easy to pull the roots up. Try and dispose of the plants in the general rubbish or burn asap before they set seed.
    They spread like widfire

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • mollismollis Posts: 150

    Thank you so much.... I thought it was but wasn't sure. Hence my post. Thanks again.image

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