Indian Balsam, or Impatiens glandulifera

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Date:August 1942

Description:Although not native to Staffordshire, the Indian Balsam is becoming a common sight on the county's river banks.

Flowering between July and October, this plant can reach a towering 1.5 metres in height.

This specimen was found by local naturalist Eric Edees in summer 1942.

About this plant

This plant is now cared for by staff at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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Image courtesy of: Stoke-on-Trent Museums

Donor ref:B6410 (111/16863)

Source: Stoke-on-Trent Museums

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