August 27th, 2010

View from study (sunny)

Photo-a-day 236/365 Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam
Originally uploaded by Helen in Wales

More Himalayan Balsam, this time by the river.

I'm now confused as to whether this plant is a pest or a Good Thing. On the one hand it's running rampant and smothering our smaller native species, on the other hand (apparently) it's good for bees because it flowers late when all the other nectar bearing flowers are finished.