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Reuzenbalsemien of Springbalsemien (Impatiens glandulifera)


Bestuiving vindt plaats door hommels, honingbijen en andere bestuivende insecten. Reuzenbalsemien wordt in Europa beschouwd als een ongewenste soort. Omdat de plant als snel groeiende eenjarige beektaluds kan domineren en in de herfst volledig afsterft, laat ze kale erosiegevoelige plekken na. Sinds juni 2012 is in Vlaanderen de VMM bezig met de bestrijding van deze exoot.


Ook in Nederland wordt de reuzenbalsemien als een buitengewoon ongewenste exoot beschouwd


The giant balsam or spring balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)


Pollination is done by bumblebees, honey bees and other pollinating insects. Giant balsam is considered an undesirable species in Europe. Because the plant can dominate as a fast-growing annual with brooks and dies completely in autumn, it leaves bare erosion-prone patches. Since June 2012, the VMM has been working in Flanders to combat this exotic species.


Giant balsam is also regarded as an extremely undesirable exotic species in the Netherlands

Himalayan Balsam is beautiful, but so prolific it spreads as fast as it's cut down, crowding out other plants along the banks of rivers and streams, leaving them susceptible to erosion in the winter, when it dies back. BUT all bees love it, it smells and looks wonderful, so I can't help but like it (although I know I shouldn't). It lines the banks of Plantsbrook, in our local park and is spreading further into the park. Taken on a morning walk with Marnie, partly in bright sunshine. Some of these plants were taller than me and can project their seeds up to 4 metres !


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Indisches Springkraut


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Himalayan Balsam - Springkraut


What a lovely nick-name for this giant plant with beautiful flowers that originates in the Himalayan mountains but has spread and at least in Germany is growing like weed and ousts domestic plants.


Impatiens glandulifera is a large annual plant native to the Himalayas. Via human introduction it is now present across much of the Northern Hemisphere and is considered an invasive species in many areas. Uprooting or cutting the plants is an effective means of control.

Balsamine de l'Himalaya. Plante invasive en Wallonie.

The Autumn Sun strains to reach the treetops, and all light is slanted. But the Stadspark in Groningen is a lovely Oasis in all seasons. Here's a duckweed-covered pond, hardly surprising because I saw only a single lonely Duck in the distance for all that food. It's just before you bike into the Ecologische Heemtuin.

The bicycle path on both sides is still full of late-flowering Himalayan Balsam. Very pretty and still attracting some Bumblebees and Hoverflies; but they are actually a naturalised exotic pest here because they crowd out smaller native plants. Regardless...

Drüsiges Springkraut (Impatiens glandulifera)

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Indisches Springkraut, umstrittene Bienenweide

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Indian Balsam - Imaptiens glandulifera. Non native very invasive species which has explosive seed capsules... Lazy hazy Summer days.

As you know I like to be in the Hortus Botanicus not far from where our house is in Amsterdam. Once the Siegerpark was a kind of arboretum for the Hortus but no longer. Still it's a nice place to visit. I've written about it and about the Sieger for which it is named:

Unruly and pretty Impatiens glandulifera, Policeman's Helmet (see inset), grows here pretty much as a weed. It was introduced to Europe from the Himalayas around 1850 and escaped horticulturalists around 1915. Now it's been naturalised all over Europe. Pretty as it is, it's also something of a pest because it creates too much shadow for 'native' plants to thrive.

I take it the English name was given our plant by the English whose policemen (used to) wear helmets of this shape. One of several other names is Kiss-me-on-the-mountain but that didn't seem appropriate in our context today of the Siegerpark located in a kind of low-lying, peaty polder.

You can access the park by a northern road or on the south by this pretty little hand-pulled ferry across a ditch. Judging by the plants on it, it's used only rarely.


Drüsiges Springkraut (Impatiens glandulifera)

Drüsiges Springkraut (Impatiens glandulifera)

Drüsiges Springkraut (Impatiens glandulifera)

Piste cyclable Dansereau - La Liseuse, Piste cyclable en bordure de la rivière Jacques-Cartier entre Pont-Rouge et Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Québec – Canada

Drüsiges Springkraut (Impatiens glandulifera)

"The top 10 plant species for nectar production in terms of g of sugar/flower/day were:


Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Yellow water iris (Iris pseudacerus)

Gladioli (Gladiolus spp.)

Common comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus agg.)

Hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

Sweet pea (Lathyrus latifolius)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Rhododendron (Rhododendron panticum)


The top 10 plant species for nectar per unit cover per year (kg of sugar/ha/year) were:


Marsh thistle (Cirsium palustre)

Grey willow (Salix cinerea.)

Common knapweed (Centaurea nigra.)

Bell heather (Erica cinerea)

Common comfrey (Symphytum officinale.)

Spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Ragwort (Senecio jacobea)

Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Common bugloss (Anchusa officinalis)

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)





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Das Drüsige Springkraut wird oft auch Indisches Springkraut, Rotes Springkraut oder Himalaya-Balsamine, Bauernorchidee oder Riesenbalsamine genannt und ist eine Pflanzenart innerhalb der Familie der Balsaminengewächse.


Glandular balsam is also often referred to as Indian balsam, Red balsam or Himalayan balsam, Farm orchid or Giant balsam, and is a plant within the balsam family.


Le baume glandulaire est également souvent appelé baume indien, baume rouge ou baume de l'Himalaya, orchidée fermière ou baume géant, et constitue une plante de la famille du baume.


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A male Southern Hawker Dragonfly on Himalayan Balsam. Taken at Low Barns Nature Reserve.


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Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a relative of the busy Lizzie, but reaches well over head height, and is a major weed problem, especially on riverbanks and waste land, but can also invade gardens. It grows rapidly and spreads quickly, smothering other vegetation as it goes.


Introduced to the UK in 1839, Himalayan balsam is now a naturalised plant, found especially on riverbanks and in waste places where it has become a problem weed.


Himalayan balsam tolerates low light levels and also shades out other vegetation, so gradually impoverishing habitats by killing off other plants. It is sometimes seen in gardens, either uninvited or grown deliberately, but care must be taken to ensure that it does not escape into the wild.


Himalayan balsam is a tall growing annual, 2-3m (6-10ft) in height. Between June and October it produces clusters of purplish pink (or rarely white) helmet-shaped flowers.


The flowers are followed by seed pods that open explosively when ripe.Each plant can produce up to 800 seeds. These are dispersed widely as the ripe seedpods shoot their seeds up to 7m (22ft) away.


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Indisches Springkraut


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Explore # 397 August 20, 2008




Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a relative of the busy Lizzie. It reaches well over head height, and although the flowers are very pretty, it is a major weed problem, especially on riverbanks, it can also invade gardens and is very difficult to shift.


The riverbank at Ribchester is covered in the stuff, each flower produces a seed head which contains around 20 or so seeds. When this pops open the seeds soon spread and within no time at all a large area can become overgrown.


I didn't spot the wee beastie hiding on the flower until I got the photo off the camera. I've no idea what it is, it looks like a type of beetle.


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Also known as Policeman's Helmet, Bobby Tops, Copper Tops, and Gnome's Hatstand from the flowers being hat-shaped. Impatiens glandulifera (Balsaminaceae) is a large annual plant native to the Himalayas, now introduced across much of the Northern Hemisphere.

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