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A floral this time

By strokebloke  
This is another worisit? Probably for PamelaJean again, though I suspect that many other floral gurus will also know.
Spotted whilst out ~ by a riverside/meadow location.
It was in small isolated stands of the same plant, dotted about in a only a few locations

If anyone can enlighten me, I would greatly appreciate it. Grin

Tags: Flowers and plants Enquiry Wildlife and nature

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basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
5 Oct 2012 10:06AM
nice image..
Well captured.

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Silverzone 10 2 England
5 Oct 2012 10:22AM
Japanese Knotweed.
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
5 Oct 2012 11:07AM
Ahh. Thank you. I knew I could rely.......... Smile
Much appreciated.
I have been in trouble from one commentator for failing to remove the dead stalk and leaf.
I hadn't noticed it until they mentioned it.
(which only goes to prove that I'm a picture taker, rather than a photographer GrinGrin ~ maybe one day Wink)
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:33PM
Himalayan Balsam, Jack, see it here .
I just used to know it as Wild Balsam, but "other common names are Policeman's Helmet, Bobby Tops, Copper Tops, and Gnome's Hatstand, which all originate from the flowers being decidedly hat-shaped. Himalayan Balsam and Kiss-me-on-the-mountain arise from the fact that the plant originates in the Himalayan mountains".
You've captured it perfectly for ID.
It's kind of you to think I might know itTongue!

PS: You can see Japanese Knotweed here for comparison. Just as invasive.
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
5 Oct 2012 9:53PM
Pamela, you are wonderful. I do, very sincerely, hope that Sylvia is not offended.

Your WikipediA (link) article describes it perfectly (& in Latin too) in the location and conditions in which I found it.
Though, in this location, it certainly didn't seem to be prolific.

It merely stood out, amidst a sea of green undergrowth
A lovely pink flower: I thought rather like a snap-dragon.

You know that I'm a floral moron, but I know what I like, even if I don't know what it is GrinGrin
I did get into trouble from Phill (Grampy) for not disposing of the dead leaf and stalk before I took the shot.
(I only noticed the leaf and stalk after Phill had remonstrated WinkTongueGrin)

thank you ~ you're a star !!!
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 5:39AM
A very nice image...
I think if you just made one flower to focus up on it would be astronger image as the B/G distracts a little...

Thnk you for link very intresting readding....

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 4:02PM
You are welcome, Jack.
A little bit of "gardening" prior to shooting can prove beneficial.
I have to agree, that dead stalk needed to goWink.

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