Himalayan Balsam: Environment Agency

How does Himalayan Balsam effect the environment?

Himalayan Balsam is regarded as an invasive weed by the Environment Agency of the UK Government. It is legislated under The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2012 under section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Himalayan Balsam grows in a dense cluster and effects the environment by suppressing the growth of native plants and starving them of sunlight and minerals.

When Himalayan Balsam plants die back in Autumn, it leaves entire stretches of riverbanks bare of vegetation and susceptible to erosion.

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Himalayan Balsam

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